Are you entitled to a council tax reduction?
Council Tax reduction maximum income levels 2021-2022
Use the tables below to see if you qualify. They show the highest net weekly income at which you can get help. This is based on Council Tax Band A (£1,313.96) and Council Tax Band D (£1,970.95). These are illustrative figures only.
Households without children
|18 to 24 Band A||153.70||243.40|
|18 to 24 Band D||200.95||306.40|
|25 to State Pension Credit age Band A||169.20||243.40|
|25 to State Pension Credit age Band D||216.45||306.40|
|Reached State Pension Credit age after 01/04/2021 Band A||271.60||396.30|
|Reached State Pension Credit age after 01/04/2021 Band D||318.85||459.30|
|Reached State Pension Credit age before 01/04/2021 Band A||285.65||412.05|
|Reached State Pension Credit age before 01/04/2021 Band D||332.90||475.05|
Households with children
|Household||18 to 24
|25 to State Pension
|Reached State Pension
Credit age after
|Reached State Pension
Credit age before
|Single Parent with 1 child||255.45||302.70||357.85||419.15|
|Single Parent with 2 children||324.05||371.30||426.45||487.75|
|Single Parent with 3 children||392.65||439.90||495.05||556.35|
|Single Parent with 4 children||461.25||508.50||563.65||624.95|
|Couple with 1 child||329.65||392.65||482.55||561.30|
|Couple with 2 children||398.25||461.25||551.15||629.90|
|Couple with 3 children||466.85||529.85||619.75||698.50|
|Couple with 4 children||535.45||598.45||688.35||767.10|
|Council Tax Bands||75% £||Weekly £||100% £||Weekly £|
If you are in employment, add the following amounts to the above weekly incomes:
Additional Earnings disregards
|Claimant type||Number of hours worked weekly||Amount|
||working at least 16 hours per week||£17.10|
||working at least 30 hours per week||£17.10|
*In addition to the Single, Couple and Single Parent amounts.
If you are 60 years of age or over, the total income figure from the above table may not apply straight away. This is due to the equalisation of pension age. We disregard certain types of income. The most common types of income are:
- child benefit
- disability living allowance
- personal independence payments
- mobility allowance
- maintenance received for a child
- war disablement pension
- war widows' pension
- attendance allowance
- certain types of expenses paid to employed earners and voluntary workers.
We disregard many other less well-known types of income. Please contact us if you need advice.
Your net weekly income is after deducting any tax and national insurance payments. This includes 50% of any payment to a pension scheme.
If you have more than £16,000 worth of capital assets, you will not receive benefit. For every £250 or part £250 above £6,000, we add £1.00 to your weekly income. If you 60 years or over, we disregard the first £10,000. We will add £1.00 for every £500 between £10,000 and £16,000. If you are in receipt of Guarantee Credit, the capital limit of £16,000 does not apply.
Students cannot normally get a Council Tax Reduction under this scheme. If you are:
- a pensioner
- a lone parent
- you receive income support
- income-based job seeker's allowance
- you are responsible for a child
- under 19 years of age on a further education course
you could receive a reduction. If you are living together as husband and wife, and one partner is not a student, you may qualify.
Second Adult Rebate (Alternative Council Tax Reduction). If you have other people aged over 18 years living with you who do not pay you rent, you may be able to claim Second Adult Rebate. You must be the only person liable to pay Council Tax for your home. You must be single, or have a partner entitled to discount. We calculate Second Adult Rebate by total gross income of all other adults. We do not count your own income, or your partner’s income, if you have one. Second Adult Rebate is an alternative reduction scheme. You cannot receive a reduction for both. We will award the one that is greater, if you have entitlement to both.