Council tax support

If you would like to apply for council tax support, please complete our online application form.

Council tax hardship fund

Help has been made available for the most vulnerable residents struggling to pay their council tax as part of the government’s £500m coronavirus hardship fund.

£516,901 has been allocated to East Hampshire District Council. We will be able to provide further council tax relief via this scheme.

The government has made it clear that additional funding is to firstly allow working age residents who already receive council tax support, to receive a further discount of up to £150.

Residents who are in receipt of council tax support do not need to apply for this.

What if there are remaining funds?

Any remaining funds will be allocated to the most in need throughout the financial year.

Council tax support

If you are on a low income you may able to get your council tax bill reduced. The amount of the reduction depends on your income and savings.

Here is some advice on council tax support:

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

If you receive council tax support, you must tell as straight away if your situation changes. If you don’t, you may lose out on benefit or be paid too much and have to pay it back.

If you have any questions about council tax support, please email benefits@easthants.gov.uk or phone 01730 234175.

Benefit calculator

Our benefit calculator will help you find out if you can claim council tax support. The calculator is free to use and the details you provide are anonymous.

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