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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

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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