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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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  • ​​​​​​​​​Policies and strategies - the way services are run and developed and decisions made are guided by a number of policy documents and strategies.

MyAccount services

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

Council Tax services include:

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

Benefit services include:

  • Check your benefit entitlement
  • View benefit payments
  • Report a change of circumstances

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Keep your account safe

​Avoid scams and keep your personal details safe. Remember we don't send texts relating to Council Tax and benefits.

Scams, warning signs and what to do

Events

Things to do during the school holidays
23 July 2018
There's lots to do during the school holidays, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
14 April 2019

April to August 2019

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events returns.

Tour de Manc 2019
05 May 2019
One of Greater Manchester’s premier cycling events returns. Starting in Middleton, the cycle route then goes through a number of Greater Manchester areas.