Making a local council tax discount claim
If you need to backdate your claim, please see our information on backdating claims.
For any other discounts you may be entitled to, please see our information on council tax discounts.
Please see the supporting documents page for details about supporting documents.
Impact of savings
For working age claimants, capital of less than £6,000 does not affect benefit, but for every £250 between £6,000 and £16,000 your income will be increased by £1 per week, which will reduce any benefit entitlement.
For pension aged claimants, capital of less than £10,000 does not affect your benefit, but for every £500 of capital between £10,000 and £16,000, your income will be increased by £1 per week, which will reduce any benefit entitlement.
If you have £16,000 or more in capital and savings, you will not qualify for housing or council tax benefit. The only exception to this is if you are in receipt of Guaranteed Pension Credit.