You can claim Council Tax Support if you are liable to pay Council Tax.
Council Tax Support entitlement is based on your household circumstances, income and savings/capital.
If you want help paying your rent too, you only need to make one claim. We will assess your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support award at the same time. For most people under pensionable age, you will need to make a claim for Universal Credit for help with your rent. More information can be found on our Housing Benefit page.
For customers of pensionable age (check your pensionable age) or those classed as "severely disabled", anyone with savings or capital over £16,000 will not be entitled to Council Tax Support, unless they or their partner are in receipt of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
The Council Tax Support scheme in Telford and Wrekin for working age customers who are not classed as "severely disabled" has the following restrictions:
- anyone with savings or capital of more than £6,000 will not be entitled to claim support
- any entitlement is reduced by 25%, so everyone will have to pay at least something towards their Council Tax bill
- anyone who is entitled to less than £2.50 per week in Council Tax Support will not receive any assistance
- single people with an annual income from state benefits of £13,400 or more will not receive any assistance
- couples (with or without children) and lone parents with children with an annual income from state benefits of £20,000 or more will not receive any assistance
- a minimum weekly income equivalent to the rate of 30 hours at the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage for those aged 25 or over) will be applied for claimants and/or partners who have been self-employed for more than 12 months and are earning less than this amount.
Last updated: 8.37am on Wednesday 11 September 2019