Council Tax reduction

The new Council Tax year has now begun, and some people may be worried about how they’re going to pay their bill.

Some residents are eligible for a Council Tax reduction and that might include you.

The Council Tax reduction scheme is aimed at helping people who are living in low-income households by covering part or, in some circumstances, all of your bill.

If you are working, or unemployed, and fall into one of the following criteria you may be eligible for a discount.

  • Have a low income or are entitled to a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions or the Pension Service.
  • If you are of Pension Credit age.
  • Have capital of less than £6000, if you are working age; or £16,000 for working age protected group applicants and pension age. For more information on protected working age groups use the link below.
    Protected working age groups | Cheshire West and Chester Council

Council Tax is worked out differently depending on your circumstances. For more information on eligibility criteria and discounts and exemptions for specific individuals, visit the Council Tax reduction page on the Council’s website. Council Tax reduction | Cheshire West and Chester Council

If you’re currently receiving a Council Tax discount and your circumstances have changed, please report this change to our Benefits team.

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