Information on the benefits that may be available to you


What to do if you think our decision is wrong.

Backdated claims

Find out whether you can get your benefit claim backdated.

Benefits calculator

Use our online calculator to check whether you qualify for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Changes in your circumstances

You must tell us straight away about any changes that could affect your benefit.

Discretionary Housing and Council Tax Support payments

If you do not get the full amount of Housing Benefit or your award of Council Tax Support is less than you were previously receiving in Council Tax Benefit then you may be able to claim a Discretionary Housing and Council Tax Support Payment.

Online forms & services

Access our online services or download useful forms and information leaflets.

Fraud investigation

What to do if you suspect someone is claiming benefit fraudulently.

Landlords information

Benefits information for registered social landlords and private landlords whose tenants do not receive local housing allowance.

Local housing allowance for landlords

Advice for private landlords, whose tenants (are not exempt from LHA) and claimed benefit or changed address after 8 April 2008.

Local housing allowance for tenants

Advice for private tenants, who made their claim or changed address after 8 April 2008. This section does not apply if you rent your property from a Registered Social Landlord such as Trafford Housing Trust.

Local housing allowance rates

Find out how much Local Housing Allowance you may be entitled to.

New claims

Information and advice about making a new claim for benefit.


What to do if you have been overpaid.

Welfare reforms

The Benefits System is going through one of its biggest shake ups for over 60 years and many working age people will be affected.

Trafford Assist

Trafford Assist can help residents meet short term needs in an emergency or help them to return or remain in the community

See also

Welfare rights team

Citizens Advice Trafford

Pension credit