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Second adult rebate

This rebate is for pension aged residents who share their household with one or more 'non-dependants'

Will I qualify?

You can claim if the second adult:

  • is not liable for Council Tax
  • is 18 or over
  • does not pay you rent
  • has income below a certain amount or are receiving certain benefits
  • they are not a joint owner or tenant
  • they are not your husband, wife,civil partner or partner

You cannot receive Council Tax Reduction and the rebate at the same time. If you qualify for both, we will offer you the one that reduces your Council Tax the most. The rebate takes into account the income received by the second adult living at the property.

If you have a partner, you cannot claim the rebate unless your partner is 'disregarded' for Council Tax purposes. Examples of disregarded persons are:

  • apprentices or youth trainees
  • people who suffer from severe mental impairment
  • students or student nurses

The maximum award of second adult rebate is 25% of your Council Tax charge.

Apply for a Second Adult Rebate

Discount rates 

For claimants with one second adult:

  • if they are in receipt of Income Support, Pension Credit, income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-Related Employment and Support Allowance - 25% reduction
  • if the adult is not in receipt of the above benefits and their gross income is under £193 per week (if any of the second adults are a couple, their income is added together) - 15%
  • if the adult is not in receipt of the above benefits and their gross income is between £193 and £250 per week (if any of the adults are a couple, their income is added together) - 7.5%
  • if the adult is not in receipt of the above benefits and their gross income is £250 per week or more (if any of the adults are a couple, their income is added together) – nil

For claimants with two or more second adults:

  • if all the adults are in receipt of Income Support, Pension Credit, income-based Jobseekers Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance - 25%
  • if at least one of the adults are not in receipt of the above benefits and the combined gross income of all the adults is under £193 per week - 15%
  • if at least one of the adults are not in receipt of the above benefits and the combined gross income of all the adults is between £193 and £250 per week - 7.5%
  • if at least one of the adults are not in receipt of the above benefits and the combined gross income of all the adults is £250 per week or more – nil.

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