Who can claim Council Tax Support?
Most people who have to pay council tax can claim Council Tax Support.
- have a partner, or be single
- be a pensioner
- be employed or self employed
- get other Social Security benefits
- working age people on Band F, G or H properties cannot claim
- working age people with more than £10,000 in savings (£16,000 for the vulnerable) may not get Council Tax Support even if their income is low
- pensioners with more than £16,000 may not get Council Tax Support even if their income is low
- full-time students cannot claim Council Tax Support unless they are
- lone parents
- receiving Income Support
- receiving Universal Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance Income Related - known as ESA (IR)
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance - known as JSA (IB)
- or they have a partner and have dependent children or are responsible for a child boarded out with them
If you have come to the United Kingdom (UK) within 5 years of your claim this may also affect your entitlement.
Some asylum seekers and people who are sponsored to be in the UK cannot get Council Tax Support.
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