Council tax support

Council tax support is financial assistance available to low income households to help you pay your council tax.

Who is eligible?

To claim council tax support you must be the person responsible for paying the council tax or the partner of that person. If you are a couple only one of you needs to make a claim.  You may also claim "second adult rebate" if the second adult in the property (NOT a partner) is on a low income.

The following groups of people are not eligible:

  • anyone who has capital (savings, investments) over £16,000
  • most full-time students - if a student is not entitled to council tax support, but they have a partner who is not a student, the partner may be able to submit a claim

To find out if you qualify please use the benefit calculators. The results are approximate and are designed to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay towards your council tax.

How to apply for council tax support

If you ARE on UC please print, complete and return this form CTS UC claim form or if you have MS Word you can edit and email back this claim form.  (You will need to "save as" to your desktop in order to edit the form.)

If you are NOT on UC please print, complete and return this form CTS short form or if you have MS Word you can edit and email back this claim form.  (You will need to "save as" to your desktop in order to edit the form.)

If you can't print out the form, please request one below: 

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