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Second adult rebate on your Council Tax

Second adult rebate is only available for applicants who are of pension age that share their home with another adult on a low income

Who can apply?

You may get second adult rebate if you share your home with one or more adults on a low income who are:

  • not your partner or civil partner
  • aged 18 or over
  • not paying you rent
  • not paying Council Tax themselves
  • not a joint tenant or owner with you

Examples of second adults include grown up children, friends and relatives.

Note that if you are a full-time student, you may claim up to 100% second adult rebate.

How is it calculated?

The amount of second adult rebate depends on the:

  • Council Tax you have to pay; and
  • the combined gross income of any second adults.

Your income and savings won't affect second adult rebate. 

How to apply

You will need to create a MyAccount which will show you the personal information relating to your property and is being developed as a central area for you to transact with the council.

Once on your MyAccount homepage click on the "Council Tax and Benefits" button to retrieve the form and view your council tax and benefit information. The first time you do this you will need to register and will need the unique billing key on the back of your latest bill.

Complete the online application, providing:

  • two proof of identity documents and proof of your National Insurance number
  • proof of identity and proof of income for each second adult, for example, wage slips, pension slips, or benefit entitlements

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