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Pensioners and vulnerable working age claimants

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Pensioners and vulnerable people are eligible for Second Adult Rebate on their Council Tax.


You are treated as a pensioner if:

  • You or your partner have reached the qualifying age for State Pension Credit; and
  • Neither you or your partner are claiming:
    • Income Support
    • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
    • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) or
    • Universal Credit

Vulnerable working age applicants

Richmond Council wants to protect working age people who are vulnerable.

You will be considered as vulnerable if you are of working age and your application includes any of the following:

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and its replacement Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Support component of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit (long term rate)
  • Disability element of Working Tax Credits
  • Dependent child who receives DLA or is registered blind
  • Carers Allowance
  • If you qualify for Council Tax disabled band relief
  • War Disablement Pension
  • War Widows Pension

Updated: 14 September 2020

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