Council tax support helps you to pay your council tax if you are on a low income, even if you own your own home.
You might be able to claim council tax support if:
- You are unemployed
- You are on a low wage
- Apply as soon as possible - don't wait until you have all the other documents you need.
- We can sometimes backdate your claim between one month and three months depending on your age and the circumstances.
If you get Universal Credit you will still need to make a claim for Council Tax Support as this isn't included in your monthly payment.
- How much you will get depends on who lives with you, how much money you receive and how much savings you have - use our benefits calculator to get an estimate.
- If you have more than £10,000 in capital or savings you cannot claim Council Tax Support (unless you are of pension age).