Council Tax Benefit ends in March to be replaced by Local Council Tax Support. Find out more about how this may affect you by reading on.
What happens if I am a pensioner, can I still claim help with my council tax?
Yes. All pensioners will be protected from any reduction in assistance.
As a pensioner you can still claim for up to 100% help towards your council tax bill.
If you already receive Council Tax benefit, there is no need to make a new claim.
If you are NOT a Pensioner and receive Council Tax Benefit now:-
• You will have to pay at least 10% of your Council Tax.
• If you have non-dependents living with you, it will be more than 10%.
• If you are a Child Minder and/or receive Child Maintenance it will be more than 10%.
• If you are capable of work but haven’t worked in the last 3 years there will be a reduction in any Support calculated
• There will be no Second Adult Rebate.
• If you apply for Council Tax Support after 31st March 2013 you must have lived in the Tendring district for at least 5 years before consideration can be given to a claim for LCTS.
If you are of Working Age and want to know how this will affect you:-
• If you are in receipt of Council Tax Benefit at 31 March 2013 you will be automatically transferred to the new scheme.
• Otherwise to make a claim you can either contact Tendring District Council by calling 01255 686811, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.tendringdc.gov.uk/benefitctaxchange
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