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Claiming Council Tax Reduction

The reduction is aimed at helping people who are on low incomes by covering part or all of your bill. 

Who can apply

You can apply whether you are working or unemployed if you are the person responsible for paying the Council Tax and are resident at the property. How much of you receive will depend on your income and circumstances. 

You cannot claim Council Tax Reduction if:

  • you are a full time student or;
  • you (and your partner, if you have one), have more than £6,000 in savings and you are of working age or;
  • you have £16,000 in savings and you are of pension age

But there are some exceptions to these rules. For example for people who are on Guarantee Pension Credit. For more information contact the Pension Service on 0800 731 7898.

You can find out more about how we work out what you are entitled to on our 'How Council Tax Reduction is calculated' section.

Make a claim 

If you live alone

If you are a sole occupant, you may qualify for single person discount. You can find out more on our 'Claiming single person discount' section of our website.

Council tax reduction scheme policies 2019/2020



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