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You may be eligible for help with your Council Tax bill. As part of the welfare reforms, councils now run their own Council Tax Reduction schemes (sometimes called Council Tax Support).
The support you get may depend on factors such as which benefits you receive, your age, your income, savings, who you live with and how much Council Tax you pay.
You may get more Council Tax Support if you receive a disability or carer's benefit.
You can apply whether you own your home, rent, are working or currently unemployed.
If you get the Guarantee Credit part of Pension Credit, you may get your Council Tax paid in full.
If you don't get Guarantee Credit but have a low income and less than £16,000 in savings, you may still get some help.
If you're worse off under the new Council Tax Reduction scheme, ask whether your local council operates a Hardship Fund (sometimes called an Exceptional Hardship Fund) to help you pay.
Contact your local council to apply for Council Tax Reduction. If you need help with your claim, contact your local Age UK or call Age UK Advice on 0800 169 65 65.
Use our online Council Tax factsheet (PDF 400 KB)
The following guide is only applicable to people over pension age.
More money in your pocket: a guide to claiming benefits for people over pension age (PDF 3 MB)
If you are under pension age, please download the following factsheet.
Benefits for people under State Pension age factsheet (PDF 298 KB)
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Council tax (PDF 400KB)
More money in your pocket (PDF 3MB)
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