You can claim Council Tax Support if you are on a low income and pay Council Tax.
|Band||% discount||Single||Couple||Family +1||Family +2|
|1||80||£0 – £85.99||£0 – £126.99||£0 – £177.99||£0 – £227.99|
|2||60||£86 – £136.99||£127 – £177.99||£178 – £227.99||£228 – £278.99|
|3||40||£137 – £187.99||£178 – £227.99||£228 -£278.99||£279 – £329.99|
|4||20||£188 – £239.99||£228- £268.99||£279- £329.99||£330 – £380.99|
- Earnings disregard £25.00
- Disabled Living allowance
- Personal independence payments
- Employment and support – support component or LCWRA element if you get Universal credit
- Disability premium
- Enhanced disability premium
- Severe Disability premium
- Disabled child premium
- Carers allowance or Carers Element if you get Universal credit
- Child Benefit
- Child maintenance
- Childcare costs (conditions apply)
- War Pensions
- If you are claiming Universal credit we will take into account the Standard element, the Child element and the Limited capability for work element. We will also take into account any unearned and earned income Universal Credit tell us about. We will deduct £25.00 from the earnings. As we will not take into account the Carer element and Childcare element we will not disregard Childcare costs of Carers allowance.
When you use our online claim form we will provide you with a list of evidence we need when you have completed the claim.
If you do not have a printer please have a pen and paper ready to note down the documents we need and the reference number and password set up. If you are unsure about an answer to a specific question please view our online claim help page.
You can send us the evidence attached to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send them to Benefits Service, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX. If you post the evidence we will need to see original documents but we will send these back to you the day we receive them.
Awards will usually start from the day we receive your claim or the date that you first contact us to say you want to claim.
There are circumstances when we may ‘backdate’ your award.
If you would like us to consider your award to be backdated, you need to show that there was a good reason why you did not claim earlier.
This is an example of a “good reason” to backdate an award: You were seriously ill at the time you should have claimed and you claimed as soon as you were better. There was no-one else to help you claim.
This is an example that is not a “good reason” to backdate an award: You did not claim because you did not think you would qualify.
We will deal with each case individually and when we let you know our decision, we will tell you what to do if you disagree with it. There is a section in the application form for you to complete if you would like us to consider backdating your award.
Firstly, if you think we have worked out your benefit incorrectly or you disagree with the figures we have used, you can ask us to look at your claim again. When we tell you how much reduction you are awarded, we will give you more information about how to do this.
You can also request that your award is backdated if you disagree with the date we have made the award from. There are strict guidelines about this and you will need to show you have a good reason why you did not claim earlier.
- You start or stop working
- your working hours change
- your child leaves education
- your state benefits change
- your private/occupational pension changes
- some move in with you
- someone move out
- your rent changes
- you move