Apply for a Council Tax Reduction

If you would like to know if you can get any help towards your rent or Council Tax, there is an online tool to help you. You can also apply online.

Do I qualify for help with my rent or Council tax?

If you want to know if you will qualify for any help with your rent or Council Tax, you can do a quick calculation using one of our;

You will be asked questions about your household make up, income and savings. This will also give you an estimate of Tax Credit entitlement.

Alternatively, you can use the

This is a more detailed assessment which will enable you to make a claim at the end. This will take slightly longer as the questions are more detailed but once you have finished, we will contact you about your claim. you will need to provide evidence to support your claim this information can be found on our How do I apply for help with housing costs and council tax? page.

Please note the potential weekly rate of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction notified at the end of the assessment is an estimate only and may not be what you are entitled to. If you are currently working the estimate will be less accurate and we will contact you about this.

Last Updated: 19 May 2021