Council tax reduction scheme

Do you need help paying your council tax bill - are you eligible for the council tax reduction scheme?

You (and your partner, if applicable) must:
• be unemployed or on a low income
• have less than £6,000 in savings (£16,000 if you’re a pensioner)

Extra consideration is given to applicants who are:
• pensioners
• disabled
• working over 16 hours a week
• in households with children under 5

How much will by council tax be reduced by?

We consider each case according to our council tax reduction scheme.

If you are of working age we will never discount your whole bill.

How do I apply for the scheme?

Apply using the form below.

You must continue to pay your council tax as normal whilst your application is being considered.

Can I appeal against your decision?

You can ask us to review our decision and, in some circumstances, you may be able to appeal to the Valuation Tribunal.

More information

CAB advice guide on benefits
Full rules for AVDC's council tax reduction scheme from 1 April 2017

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