You may be eligible for discounts, exemptions and council tax support.
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From 1 April 2019 the level of support for all working age claimants (18 to state retirement pension age) will reduce by 8% to a maximum level of 92%. This means that if you are of working age and currently receive full council tax support from 1 April 2019 you will have to pay council tax and for those who pay some council tax you will have to pay more.
Pensioners will continue to receive support up to 100% as that element of the scheme is set by the Government and will not change.
Details of how to pay will be included with the council tax bill. The bill will be issued requesting payment in 10 instalments but this can be increased to 12 providing you contact the council tax department on 0345 600 6400 when you receive your bill. Council tax bills will be issued week commencing 11 March 2019.
You can complete an online application form here for Council Tax Support. You can also upload supporting documents at the same time as making your online application. This is the quickest and easiest way to apply for Council Tax Support.
They are referred to as disregarded persons. This means that when we count the number of people in your property they are ignored.
If there is only one adult resident who is also a disregarded person then a 50% discount may be given e.g. the only adult resident is an apprentice. Depending on the disregard type a full exemption from council tax may be applicable- View our classes of exemptions here
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