Council tax support is a benefit to help some people pay their council tax.

You should apply straightaway if you think you are eligible for council tax support as it is not always possible to backdate payments. You should also let us know immediately if your circumstances change as any overpayment must be paid back to the council.

There are also other council tax discounts you may be able to claim.

Council tax support scheme

This document details how the scheme will operate for both pension credit age and working age applicants and in accordance with Section 13A of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 which specifies the classes of person who are to be entitled to a reduction under the scheme.

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