Money & Benefits

There are many different benefits available to tenants, however, we do understand it can become confusing, knowing what you are eligible to apply for and what you don’t qualify for.

Money & benefits advice

If you’re struggling financially, you are not alone. If you need help with paying the rent, utilities or the cost of living, talk to us!

Our MHA Welfare Benefit Support Officer Faisal Khan can offer you confidential support, information, advice and guidance to help you manage your money better.

Support is available in person, over the telephone and via outreach work.

Keep an eye out on MHA website and social media platforms for regular updates.

We are here to help you.

Contact Faisal Khan at MHA on 01274 771144.

Benefits Calculator

Check your benefit entitlements and how to claim.


Information, advice and support on a range of benefits, consumer issues and debt advice.

Benefits – Citizens Advice

Universal Credit

Understanding Universal Credit – Home

Universal Credit (UC) replaces these six benefits:

  1. Housing Benefit
  2. JSA (Income Based)
  3. Income Support
  4. ESA (Income Based)
  5. Working Tax Credit
  6. Child Tax Credit


  • Under pension age
  • Out of work or low-income
  • Savings less than£16k

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit is the rent support for people on low income. Now only available to pensioners and people living in supported housing.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction | Bradford Council

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments are intended to give short-term help with rent for those who are experiencing severe financial hardship.

You must be in receipt of either Housing Benefit or the Housing Element of Universal Credit and able to provide evidence of severe financial hardship.

Discretionary Housing Payments | Bradford Council

Council Tax Reduction

A discount in the council tax bill for people on low income.

Information about Council Tax discounts, reductions and exemptions | Bradford Council

Single Person Discount (Council Tax)

25% council tax discount on your main home if you are the only adult living in your property.

Single Person Discount for the Bradford district | Bradford Council

Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water offers support to reduce bills for people on low income, disabilities, vulnerable or customers with water bill debt.

Yorkshire Water – Help paying your bill

Pensioner Advice & Support

A range of benefit information and advice for pensioners.

Benefits and entitlements for pensioners and the elderly | Age UK

Budget Planner

Your first step to taking back control of your money and assess your financial health.

Your household budget | National Debtline

Debt Advice

For a full range of debt solutions contact the services above for free and impartial debt management support.

Use our debt advice locator | MoneyHelper

StepChange Debt Charity. Free Expert Debt Help & Advice

Check your options for getting out of debt – Citizens Advice

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