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Council Tax, benefits and money

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Universal Credit

Find out how Universal Credit may affect you and how to make a claim.


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Discretionary Housing Payment - additional help with housing costs 

You may be entitled to help with your housing costs through a Discretionary Housing Payment or a bond for your rent deposit.  


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Discretionary Crisis Fund - help for people in crisis

In certain circumstances you may be able to access help from the Discretionary Crisis Fund.


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Benefit Cap

Find out how this limits the total amount of benefit each household receives.


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Benefit changes - welfare reform

Find out about benefit changes and if they affect you.


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Money, debt and benefit advice

Links to ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​organisations that may be able to help you.​


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Make the most of your money

How you can make the most of your money.


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Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance has changed for working aged people. Find out how this may affect you and how to prepare.


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Blue badge parking permit

Parking concessions for disabled people.


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Disabled students allowance

Help for students with disabilities.


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Help with childcare costs

Information on applying for tax credits, childcare vouchers and more. 


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Free school meals

School pupils may be able to get free school meals.


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School travel expenses

Help with the cost of school travel expenses.


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Forms for benefits, discounts and exemptions

Find the relevant form to make a claim.


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MyAccount Council Tax services

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Did you know you can use MyAccount to access your Council Tax services? It's free to use and you'll be able to use your Council Tax account whenever you'd like. 

If you register for MyAccount, you'll be able to:

  • Set up or amend your Direct Debit details
  • View or change your instalment plan
  • Check your Council Tax band
  • Apply for a single person discount
  • Check your Council Tax balance
  • Sign-up for e-Billing

Register for MyAccount (opens in a new window)

Events

Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party
20 July 2018
Come along and join us for coffee and a slice of cake this July at our Blooming Great Tea Party.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
18 August 2018
Fabulous FREE entertainment in Rochdale town centre. There will be live music, a quality food and drink village and family entertainment.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 4th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.