Council tax support income band scheme
When working out Council Tax Support (CTS) for a person of working age, we place them into a discount band according to their assessed weekly income.
Anyone on a passported benefit (such as Income Support, income based Jobseekers Allowance and income related Employment and Support Allowance) will be put into band 1.
|Discount (income band)||Single people||Couple no children||Couple with one child||Lone parent with one child||Couple with two children||Lone parent with two children|
- the maximum discount you can get is 80% of a band D property
- you cannot get CTS if you have over £6,000 in savings or capital
- a flat rate non-dependent deduction of £5.00 will apply for each non-dependant in the household, regardless of their income. However, we will not apply a deduction if the customer is getting PIP or DLA
- we will disregard Carers Allowance in full from the income used to work out CTS
- single care leavers up to age 25 with no children can get 100% instead of 80% if they are in Income Band 1
- we will disregard the Housing Element included in a Universal Credit award as income
- we will apply a weekly disregard of £50 from the income used to work out CTS for each child where there are more than 2 children in the household
- we will apply a weekly disregard of £50 from the income used to work out CTS for customers who would previously have met the qualifying conditions for the disability premium