Council tax reductions for people on a low income
Who is eligible
You can claim council tax reduction if all of the following apply:
you’re liable to pay council tax
you have savings of less than £16,000 (unless you getting pension credit)
you are over 16 years of age
you get income support, jobseeker’s allowance (income-based) or pension credit, or you are living on a low income.
If you are not eligible for the council tax reduction scheme you might still be able to apply for a discount based on other factors including:
How to apply
If you are waiting for an assessment you must continue to pay your current bill until we have assessed your claim.
How much reduction you get
From 1 April 2018:
If you are a pensioner on a low income you may be eligible for a reduction of up to a maximum of 100% on the whole amount of your council tax.
If you are of working age on a low income you may be eligible for a reduction of up to a maximum of 75% on the whole amount of your council tax.
Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2018-2019