Housing and Council Tax Benefit
What is Second Adult Rebate?
Second Adult rebate is a reduction in your Council Tax bill based on the income of other people who live with you and are over 18 years old.
Would I be entitled to this if I don't qualify for Housing and Council Tax Benefit?
Yes, if you do not qualify for assistance with your rent or Council Tax you may be eligible for second adult rebate based on the income of other adults in your property.
Some people who are part of your household and over the age of 18 are disregarded for Council Tax purposes and therefore we cannot award second adult rebate. If someone in your household is:
- a full time student
- severely Mentally impaired
- currently in prison
If you would like more information please contact 01200 414453.
The amount of second adult rebate that is granted depends on the gross income of other adults living in the property who are not your partner, not responsible for paying the rent or Council Tax.
Based on the income of the second adult you could be entitled to a 25%, 15% or 7.5% reduction from your annual Council Tax bill
Pages in Housing and Council Tax Benefit
- What is Housing and Council Tax Benefit?
- How is Housing and Council Tax Benefit calculated?
- How to claim
- Current claim
- You are here: What is Second Adult Rebate?
- What is a discretionary housing payment?
- When will my Benefit be paid?
- What happens if I am awarded benefit and I have a change in my circumstances?
- Benefit Fraud
- What to do if you disagree with a decision
- The Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
- Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
- Information from the Department of Work & Pensions regarding changes to Housing Benefit from April 2011
- Housing Benefit Change for Some Single People
- Changes to the Benefit System as of April 2013