Council tax benefit backdating rules
We can ignore certain parts of your income, such as Disability Living Allowance or War Pensions. How much money you need to live on Our Council Tax Support scheme sets the minimum level of income you must have after paying your rent. Your applicable amount is made up of Personal Allowances and Premiums.
Personal Allowances depend on: We add the personal allowances and premiums together to give the amount of money you need to live on. The amount of council tax you pay The amount of council tax you have to pay is shown on a council tax bill, which the council will send you.
If you get Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit), you will get help with all your eligible council tax, less any deduction for other adults living with you.
However, the actual amount you will receive depends on: The rules say we must make fixed deductions from the net council tax. If you would like more information please contact us.
Ask us to look at your Council Tax Support if you think we are wrong.
To do this, write to us saying you want a review of your case and give all your reasons why.
Some asylum seekers and people who are sponsored to be in the UK, cannot get Council Tax Support. All applicants will be required to provide original documents to confirm the details on the form and prove their identity.
The following list show examples of the documents we will accept: You must complete the council tax support application form [690.34KB] in full, sign it and include evidence to support your claim.