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  • Carers

    If you are a carer and you live in the same property as the person you care for, you might be able to get a discount on Council Tax. You will need to provide more than 35 hours per week care. The person you care for needs to be getting one of these benefits: •    Disability ...

  • People with Disabilities

    People who need a larger house because of their disabilities or the disabilities of a member of their family can apply to their Council for the Disabled Band Reduction scheme. If you qualify for this, you will be charged Council Tax at a lower rate.  You will need to show...

  • Students

    Full time students do not have to pay Council Tax. For Council Tax discounts, full time students are people on a course that: Lasts at least one year, and Means you are supposed to spend at least 21 hours per week studying Or people who are under 20 and on a course that: Lead...

  • Single Person Discount

    If you are the only adult who lives in your home, you can get a 25% discount on your Council Tax bill. You will need to tell your council that you are the only adult living in your home and apply for the discount. Your income and savings won’t affect this discount. Some peopl...

  • What is a Council Tax Discount?

    Some people can get a discount on their Council Tax. Council Tax discounts don’t depend on your income or savings. Council Tax discounts depend on who lives in your home. You might be able to get Council Tax Support as well as a Council Tax Discount.   Updated: April 2019

  • Other Help for Care Leavers

    If you are a care leaver, you can continue getting help from social services in some cases until the age of 25. If you are in need of help, get in touch with social services to find out what support they can offer. Updated: April 2019

  • Can I Claim Benefits if I am a Care Leaver?

    If you are a care leaver aged under 18, even if you would otherwise meet all the qualifying conditions for the benefit, you will not be able to claim:Income Supportincome-based Jobseeker’s AllowanceHousing Benefit (HB England, Scotland and Wales)/(HB Northern Ireland)Universa...

  • Who is a Care Leaver?

    There are special rules about being able to get benefits when you are aged 16 or 17 and you are a ‘care leaver’. You are considered to be a care leaver if:You have been looked after by a local authority for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and you left care on or after y...

  • What is a Best Start Grant?

    Applies to: Scotland The Best Start Grant is a set of grants offered to support people living in Scotland to help with the expenses of having a young child. The Best Start Grant is made up of a Pregnancy and Baby Payment, an Early Learning Payment and a School Age Payment. Th...

  • How do I challenge a Best Start Grant decision?

    Applies to: Scotland If you don’t agree with the decision made on your claim for a Best Start Grant, you can ask Social Security Scotland to look again at the decision. This is called a ‘redetermination’. The letter telling you about the decision should explain how to ask for...