If you do not live with a partner and have other adults living with you who are on a low income, you may be able to claim Second Adult Rebate.
We use partner to mean – a person you are married to or a person you live with as if you are married to them or a civil partner or a person you live with as if you are civil partners.
Who can claim?
If you are excluded from receiving a 25 per cent Single Resident Discount on your Council Tax bill due to other adults living in your household, you can apply for Second Adult Rebate.
To qualify for a Second Adult Rebate the second adult, or adults, must be aged 18 or over, and
How do I claim?
You must still pay your Council Tax while you are waiting for a claim for Council Tax Reduction or Second Adult Rebate to be processed.
How much rebate will I get on my council tax bill?
| Second Adult(s) Income || Percentage of Council Tax Bill that will be rebated |
|Second Adult on Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) || 25 per cent |
|Second Adult gross income less than £177 || 15 per cent |
|Second Adult gross income £177-£230.99 || 7.5 per cent |
If the second adults are on Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) or Pension Credit and the liable person is a full time student 100 per cent of the Council Tax bill will be rebated.
In some circumstances a person may be entitled to both Council Tax Reduction and Second Adult Rebate. In these cases, the Benefit Section will award the higher of the two amounts.