Pensioners could get their Council Tax paid in full – are you eligible?

Pensioners could get their Council Tax paid in full – are you eligible?

For many pensioners, keeping up with all their bills can be a challenge, especially if they do not have a regular salary coming in anymore. Fortunately, they may be able to receive a helping hand through Council Tax Support and reduce their housing costs in the process.

People who receive a disability or carers benefit may be able to get more Council Tax Support.

Who is eligible?

People who are on a low income or receiving certain benefits may be able to claim Council Tax Support.

There are different rules for each specific council, so people should check with their local council to find out what, if anything, they are entitled to.

How to claim

Because local authorities run their own Council Tax Support schemes, anyone interested in applying must contact their local council to find out about their Council Tax Support scheme and whether they qualify.

If someone is unsure of which council they are a part of, they can enter their postcode on the Gov.uk website and be matched with their relevant council.

They will then be given the option to go to their council’s website and find out more about Council Tax Support.

Published at Fri, 31 Dec 2021 15:18:00 +0000