Council Tax Benefit
- What is it?
- Who is it for?
- How is it worked out?
- Some Examples
- What should I do next?
- Who to Contact
Council Tax Benefit helps pay towards or covers your council tax bill, whether you rent or own your home, or live rent-free.
People on low income who pay council tax may be entitled to help. The introduction of Pension Credit means many more pensioners now qualify for Council Tax Benefit for the first time. But you do not have to be receiving Pension Credit or other benefits to be eligible.
The council will look at the money you and your partner have coming in as well as your savings. The council will also look at your other circumstances such as your age and whether anyone else lives with you. With this information the council will work out if you qualify for Council Tax Benefit. If you can get Council Tax Benefit, this will not affect the amount of money you receive in other benefits.
They were surprised to find they were entitled to £226 off their Council Tax Bill.
She was surprised to find that she was entitled to £269 off her Council Tax Bill.
He was surprised to find that he was entitled to £313 off his Council Tax Bill.
Claim straight away - Council Tax Benefit is available now.
You can get the claim form from any of these places:
You can also use the Online Council Tax Benefit calculator and claim form