If you want to know if you will qualify for any help with your 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 online claim form.
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 also need to provide evidence to support your claim.
Please note the potential weekly rate of 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
Council Tax Reduction is a means tested benefit, available to those on a low income who need help towards their Council Tax bill.
If you apply for Universal Credit, you will be asked if you want help with your Council Tax bill. If you say yes then the Department for Work and Pensions will send us information about your income, which we will use to see if we can reduce your council tax bill.
You do not need to make an online application to us for a Council Tax Reduction unless;
- you will not be applying for UC, or
- you are already receiving UC but have just moved to Milton Keynes, or
- you are already on UC in Milton Keynes but not previously entitled to a Council Tax Reduction and your circumstances change, for example, your earnings or savings reduce, or you become liable for Council Tax for the first time.