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Who can get Council Tax support and how to apply

What is Council Tax Support and who can get it

Every working-age household has to pay towards their council tax. Council tax support will help to pay up to 75% of your council tax bill if you are on a low income and have savings of less than £10,000. We also apply a cap of the council tax to a Band D property.

Pension-age council tax support can help towards 100% of your council tax bill if you are on a low income and have savings of less than £16,000.

What do you take into account?

  • Your capital
  • Your household income
  • The band of the property
  • Your savings

Our policy goes into more details about this. Our scheme follows the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements)(England) Regulations 2012 and the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme)(England) Regulations 2012 as amended.

How to claim

Let us know as soon as you want to claim by emailing your details to benefits@rutland.gov.uk. Then please complete a claim form and return it to us within one month.

You can download and print a claim form, or alternatively let us know in your email if you want us to post a claim form to you.

What happens next

All work received is looked at in date order, so please allow 10 working days before you contact us to enquire about the progress of your claim.

You can view your benefit claim online through our My Bills and Benefits service. This is a quick, easy service that lets you see your claim, including details of any rent payments and invoices for overpaid Housing Benefit.

All you need to register is an email address and your reference number.

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