The help you get to pay your Council Tax
IMPORTANT CHANGES WHICH MAY AFFECT YOU
The government is scrapping Council Tax
Benefit. That means from 1st April 2013 we’re introducing a new
Council Tax Support Scheme which will help people pay towards their
Council Tax bills.
Pensioners are protected under the new scheme – so any pensioner
who currently gets Council Tax Benefit will see no change in the
help they receive.
But if you’re aged between 18 and 61 the amount you receive
could well change.
From 1st April 2013, for working age
1. The most support you’ll be able to get is up to 80% of
your total bill
2. If your property is in Band E, F, G or H then the most
you’ll be able to claim for is the equivalent of 80% of a Band D
3. Child Benefit will now be included as part of your
4. If someone over the age of 18 lives with you and they’re
not your partner, you’ll have to pay £5 a week if they’re not
working – or £10 if they are working.
5. The first £25 of your earnings won’t be taken into
account when calculating your benefits.
1. If you get Severe Disability Premium then the support
you receive to pay your Council Tax won’t change.
2. If you have a child under the age of 5 living in the
house then the support you receive to pay your Council Tax won’t
3. If you are a war widow or receive a war disablement
pension then the support you receive to pay your Council Tax won’t
Struggling to pay your Council Tax?
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Members approved the Council Tax Support scheme at its Full Council
Meeting on 15th January 2013. The full policy document is
made available here, together with the equality impact assessment
that has been undertaken during the process of designing the final
PDF Document: Council
Tax Support Policy
PDF Document: An easy
guide to Council Tax Support
PDF Document: Equality Impact