Council Tax Support
Council Tax Support is a new system for people who need help to pay their council tax. It replaces Council Tax Benefit, council tax discounts, exemptions and reductions.
The new Council Tax Support system will be run by local councils. Each council will set rules for its area, including rules about which groups of people to help. The government will still set some rules, including help for people claiming State Pension.
How can I claim Housing Benefit, discretionary housing payments or council tax support?
Contact your local authority. If you’re claiming Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance, the application process includes questions about claiming Housing Benefit.