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I am a single adult but my income is too high to qualify for Council Tax Benefit
Even if you do not qualify for Council Tax Benefit you may still be able to have your Council Tax charge reduced.
- If you are single but have other adults living with you who have low incomes, your Council Tax charge could be reduced by claiming Alternative Maximum Council Tax Benefit (Second Adult Rebate). We will need proof of the income of all the other adults in your property. Contact the Benefits Section
to find out how to claim.
- If you are the only adult over 18 in your property your charge could be reduced by 25%. You need to contact the Council Tax Billing section.Read more about Council Tax discounts
The amount of benefit you get will be reduced if you have someone living with you who is not dependant on you. This is called a non-dependant deduction. We will not
reduce your benefit by this amount if you are registered blind or get Attendance Allowance or the care component of Disability Living Allowance. We need you to tell us if these circumstances apply to you. Are we making a deduction for a non-dependant living with you when we shouldn’t?
Deductions from 1.4.2012
Deduction from Housing Benefit £
Deduction from Council Tax Benefit £
|Aged under 18 years, or on Income Support/JSA(IB) / ESA(IR, assessment phase) and aged under 25, or on a YTS or getting Pension Credit|
|On Income Support / JSA (IB) / ESA(IR, main phase) and 25 or over|
|Aged 18 or over, not working or working less than 16 hours each week |
|Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more each week with weekly gross income:|
|Less than £124.00|
|£124.00 - £182.99|
|£183.00 - £237.99 |
|£238.00 - £315.19|
|£316.00 - £393.99|
|£394.00 or more |
The figures given above are applicable to cases where rent is paid 52 weeks per year. The figures will vary if "rent free" weeks are applicable.top