Council Tax Reduction

If you are the person in your home that is responsible for paying council tax, you may be entitled to a discount,  or reduction on the amount of Council Tax you pay or you may even be exempt from it and not have to pay any Council Tax. 

You can apply for a discount or exemption if:

  • you are the only occupier aged over 18 in your property
  • you are a student
  • you are severely mentally impaired.

Apply for discounts and exemptions 

 

Or if you are:

  • a patient or resident in a hospital
  • being looked after in a care home
  • someone with learning disabilities
  •  staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • a 18 and 19 year old who are at, or have just left college
  • caring for someone with a disability (who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18)
  • a member of visiting forces and certain international institutions
  • a member of a religious community
  • in prison

Complete a discounts and exemptions form 

 

 

You can apply for a council tax reduction if:

  • You are on a low income and are the person responsible for paying Council Tax
  • you are a pensioner who shares your home with another adult (not a partner or civil partner) who is unable to pay towards the Council Tax you can apply for Second Adult Rebate.
  • you're unsure if you can apply you can always contact us at housing.benefits@redbridge.gov.uk  

Council Tax reduction is based on your household and income. We will pay some or all of your Council Tax for you if you qualify. You will not be entitled to a discount if you have over £16,000 in capital.

Apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction 

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