The amount you get may be reduced if you have someone, other than your partner, living with you such as grown up children, friends or other relatives. These deductions are known as ‘non-dependant’ deductions.
We will not make a deduction if you or your partner are:
- Registered blind
- Getting Attendance Allowance
- Getting the care component of Disability Living Allowance
- Getting the standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payments
If you have a couple living with you we will only take one deduction. If one is working full time we will add the joint income together and use this to decide the deduction. If neither are working we will take the higher one of the deductions that apply.
The amount of the deduction depends on whether or not they work full time and if they do their total gross weekly income.
If you are awarded Council Tax Support it will be credited directly to your council tax account. A new bill will be sent to you showing the amount you have been awarded and any changes to the amount you pay.
You can claim SAR if you are of pension age and don’t get the 25% single person discount because at least one other adult lives with you.
The other adult(s) must be over 18 years and cannot be your partner or a tenant or boarder, who is paying you rent.
Apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support
If you receive Housing Benefit but did not qualify for Council Tax Support when you claimed and you think you may now qualify, you only need to complete our short Council Tax Support application form.
Download the intention to claim CTS form