These tell us which incomes are not counted, such as Personal Independence Payments (PIP), but do mean we count most incomes, including Child Benefit. The regulations can be found on the national legislation website.
However, the regulations have been changed for our local scheme for working age claimants. The changes are:
Where you need extra help towards your council tax you can apply for Discretionary Council Tax Support. You do not have to be receiving any other council tax support to apply but you will have to show that you are suffering from severe financial hardship.
Like DHPs, an award is only intended as a short-term measure and the fund is also severely limited.
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