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You might be interested in the following benefits information

Advice Team - Manchester Mind

The Advice Team provides free and impartial advice on welfare benefits, housing and debt to people with mental health needs living in Manchester. This can include helping with forms, sorting out problems with benefits, helping to challenge and appeal decisions and sorting out your finances.

Age UK Manchester

Age UK Manchester’s Advice Service offers information, advice and support to people aged 60 or over in the Manchester area on a wide range of issues. They also welcome enquiries from carers, family members or friends of older people who may need some support.

City South Manchester Housing Trust

City South offers free, confidential welfare benefits advice to help ensure that you are not missing out on help that you are entitled to. Advice on which benefits to apply for, estimates of how much you could receive and help to fill in the form and make the claim. We can also help you sort out any problems with existing claims. For tenants only

Manchester Benefits and Support

Here you find a benefits calculator, information on how to make a new claim, track and review your claim, advice on Council Tax support and other benefit and support services.

Information last updated 15 February 2017

National information


Your local guide to help with benefits, work, money, housing problems and more. Enter your postcode and a topic to find helpful information.

Benefits checker

If you need a review of your or a family member’s eligibility for benefits you can use an online benefit calculator. These are free to use and anonymous.

Carers and Disability benefits

In this section of the GOV.UK site you will find information on eligibility, rates and claiming for those with a disability. If you are a carer you will find details of benefits available to you.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides fact sheets, answers to questions and information on benefits and tax credits for all ages. Included on this site is information for people coming from abroad.

Claiming benefits

Find information on your entitlement to benefits. Find details of benefits for carers, jobseekers, families, those with a disability, help with housing and tax credits.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit for people who are on low incomes or out of work. Find out about the benefit and how to claim.