What qualifies for council tax reduction?
You can claim a council tax reduction if you pay council tax but you’re on a low income or no income at all and have savings below £16,000.
You can apply whether you rent or own your home, but you must actually live there and it must be your only or main place of residence..
Which benefits entitle you to council tax reduction?
This means that if your income is less than an amount the government says you need to live on you will be entitled to maximum Council Tax Reduction. If you get the guarantee credit part of Pension Credit, your income and capital are ignored and you will get full Council Tax Reduction.
Does PIP qualify for council tax reduction?
If you get PIP you may be entitled to extra money on top of your existing benefits, a reduction in your council tax or road tax bills and discounts on travel. You’ll need your PIP award letter before you can apply for this extra help. This award letter is sometimes called a PIP award notice.
Can you claim your council tax back?
How far back can I claim? Many councils let you claim back as far as 1993, when council tax was first established but it depends on the council. A law dating back to 1992 – the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations – says overpaid council tax should be refunded.