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Council tax reduction

Protected and vulnerable households

Under our Council Tax Reduction scheme from 01 April 2017, working age customers in the following categories will be protected or have additional disregards. Pensioners are not affected.

  • Non-working customers in receipt of a disability income, such as Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), who are in the Employment Allowance Support (EAS) group or Universal Credit Limited Capability for Work (UCLCW) group would receive a 100% council tax reduction award, capped to a maximum award of a band D property value.
  • Working claimants and/or their partner who have additional needs due to disability (defined as being in receipt of a relevant disability benefit) will have an earned weekly income disregard of £50.

  • Working care leavers (someone who has been in the care of a local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more (prior to their 16th birthday)) will receive a higher earned weekly income disregard of £50 until their 25th birthday.

  • Non-working care leavers will continue to receive 100% Council Tax Reduction (CTR) until their 25th birthday, capped to a maximum award of a band D property value.