Council Tax Support Consultation

Have your say on proposals for the Council Tax Support scheme for working age residents in Torbay. The consultation is open until 11 October 2019 and there is a public event being held at Paignton Library on the 11 September 2019 for people to find out more about the proposals. Take part in the consultation >>

The current processing time for new applications and changes to benefit claims is an average of 6 weeks.

If you contact us with a general enquiry online we will reply to you within two working days. has independent calculators which you can use to find out what benefits you could be entitled to and how much Council Tax Support you may get.

These are free to use, completely confidential and anonymous. None of the details you enter will be passed to us.

The calculators give an estimate of what you may be entitled to, based on the information you enter.

The amount shown at the end of the calculator is not guaranteed and may not be what you receive if you submit a claim.

Claims usually start from the Monday after we receive an application so if you think you may be entitled to some help it’s important that you submit your application as soon as possible.

You can’t use the calculator if you’re under 18 and they will not give an accurate result if you’re:

  • A student
  • Self-employed
  • Not a British or Irish citizen
  • A prisoner
  • Living permanently in residential care or a nursing home
  • Living outside the UK
  • On strike

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