What is Council Tax Support?

The following are considered to be protected groups within the 2019/20 Council Tax Support scheme, where the following circumstances apply:

  • the applicant or their partner is in receipt of a severe disability premium within the calculation of Council Tax Support or within any means-tested benefit (Housing Benefit, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related) or Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income-Based) 
  • the applicant, their partner or any dependant is in receipt of an enhanced disability premium within the calculation of Council Tax Support or within any means-tested benefit (Housing Benefit, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (Income-Related) or Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income-Based) 
  • the applicant or their partner receives a War Disablement Pension or a War Widow’s/War Widower’s Pension or an Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) or any similar payment from another country
  • the applicant or their partner have moved onto Universal Credit and would have met the qualifying criteria for a severe disability premium
  • the applicant or their partner is in receipt of a support component within the calculation of their Employment and Support Allowance
  • the applicant or their partner is in receipt of the limited capability for work related activity element in their Universal Credit award. 

Last updated: 9.38am on Wednesday 4 September 2019

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