Online applications are open for eligible residents to apply for a £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate payment – please encourage eligible residents to apply.

Manchester residents who did not receive a £150 payment via the Government’s core Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme and did not receive an automatic payment from the Council under the discretionary scheme can apply for a one off payment of £150 as long as they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • They have not received a payment under the core or automaticly awarded discretionary scheme
  • They have not received a payment from another council and then moved to Manchester.
  • They live in a house of multiple occupation (HMO), have your own individual tenancy agreement or licence agreement to occupy only part of the building and are responsible for paying utility bills or a share of the utility bills.
  • They are a full-time student, living in a student house with other full-time students and the council tax bill is in the name of one or more of the students, not the landlord, even though the bill is for £0. We will only make one payment for the household, not per student.
  • They moved into a property with a council tax band of A, B, C or D after 1 April 2022 and so were ineligible for the core Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme and:
    • They receive Council Tax Support or
    • do not have to pay Council Tax because you are classed as Severely Mentally Impaired or
    • They are under 25 and classed as a care leaver
  • They moved into a property with a council tax band of E, F, G or H, you or your partner are responsible for paying the council tax and you receive one of the following benefits:
    • Universal Credit
    • Income Support
    • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Pension Credit
    • Housing Benefit

Applications can be made online at Apply for a discretionary energy payment | £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate | Manchester City Council