Local Council Tax Support - Entitlement

Am I Entitled

Local Council Tax Support is for working age people. Entitlement is calculated based on a comparison of household income and household size.  The below table shows the percentage reduction that will be applied to your council tax account based on your weekly income and household. 

     Household
 Band  Level of LCTS  Couple with Children  Couple with no Children  Single parent with two or more children Single parent with one child  Single person 
 1  65% in receipt of a passported benefit 
 2  65%



 £0.00 - £255.00  £0.00 - £120.00  £0.00 - £215.00  £0.00 - £145.00  £0.00 - £75.00
 3  55% £255.01 - £305.00   £120.01 - £170.00 



£215.01 - £265.00    £145.01 - £195.00 



£75.01 - £125.00  
 4  35% £305.01 - £355.00    £170.01 - £220.00    £265.01 - £315.00  £195.01 -  £245.00 £125.01 - £175.00
 5  15% £355.01 - £405.00    £220.01 - £270.00   £315.01 - £365.00 £245.01 - £295.00 £175.01 - 225.00
 6  0%  £405.01 +  £270.01 + £365.01 +  £295.01 +   £225.01 +

 

In Summary

 Where the applicant or their partner is in receipt of one of the following passported benefits they will automatically be placed in Band 1:

·        Income Support

·        Job Seekers Allowance (income-based)

·        Employment and Support Allowance (income based)

Any other working-age household will receive support in Band 2-6 depending on the level of their income.               

·        Anyone in receipt of Carer's Allowance will have this amount disregarded from their weekly income in full    

·        Anyone currently in work will have £25 disregarded from their weekly income.

·        Anyone with a non-dependant adult living in their property will have £2 deducted from their weekly LCTS entitlement

·        Anyone with savings of £6,000 or more will not qualify for LCTS, unless in receipt of a Passported Benefit detailed above.   

·        LCTS is limited to a level that would be no more than a Band C property

·        When calculating income for people that are self-employed, we continue to apply a 'minimum  income'. 

·        Certain incomes will continue to be disregarded including Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, Employment and Support Allowance support component, Child Benefit and Child Maintenance   

If an applicant's income changes so that they fall within a different band their level of support will be recalculated, and they will receive a revised Council Tax bill.