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About the Council Tax reduction scheme

Council Tax Reduction is aimed at helping people who are on low incomes by covering part or all of your bill. 

If you get one of the following benefits and are of working age, you will be entitled to the maximum amount of reduction we can pay after we have taken off deductions for your non-dependants.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related) and your capital is under £6,000 (working age applicants) or £16,000 (working age protected group applicants)

If you are in receipt of Guarantee Pension Credit, you will be entitled to the maximum Council Tax Reduction, after we have taken off deductions for your non-dependants.

If you want to know further details on the maximum amount we can pay or how we calculate what you are entitled to, visit our 'How Council Tax is worked out' section or for further information on how to apply visit our 'Claiming Council Tax Reduction' section. 

Council tax reduction scheme policies 2019/2020

 

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