If you live in the area covered by Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, you can use this application to:


The application is in two parts. The first is a calculator which can give you an idea of what you may be entitled to. The second part allows you to make a claim.

Start a new calculation/claim

Return to a calculation/claim you have saved

From 16th May Rochdale Borough Council became a Universal Credit Full Service area. You may no longer be eligible for Housing Benefit and will be informed that you need to make a claim for Universal Credit to cover housing costs. If you live in one of the postcode areas below then you may still be eligible for Housing Benefit and would still be required to make a claim separately.

Welfare Reform

The welfare and benefits information outlined on our website may be affected by the Government's Welfare Reform Act 2012. Find out more about the changes made to the benefits system in 2013 (opens in a new window). If you are awarded Housing Benefit and are subject to the benefit cap, we will write to you and let you know. This means that the amount of Housing Benefit quoted in the calculation on this website may be reduced.