Council Tax Reduction is a means-tested discount, to help people on a low income who pay Council Tax for their home. It replaced Council Tax Benefit on 1 April 2013.
You may be eligible for a Council Tax Reduction discount if you are finding it difficult to pay your Council Tax. You must live in the accommodation for which you are making an application and be responsible for paying Council Tax at that property.
If any of the following apply you may not be eligible:
A partner of a full time student can claim Council Tax Reduction.
Even if you can't claim Council Tax Reduction, you may still be eligible for Second Adult Rebate.
The level of discount depends on the amount of Council Tax you pay, the number of people who live with you and your household's income, savings and circumstances.
If you are a pensioner or a vulnerable working-age claimant, we will take this into account when we calculate the reduction you will receive.
If you think you qualify for this discount, please submit a claim.
Sometimes we can backdate your discount for a period before you applied. More about backdating.
You must inform us if your circumstances change, as this may affect the amount of discount you are entitled to.
Depending on the outcome of your application, you may want to appeal. More about the appeals process.