How we work out the amount of Council Tax support

The amount of Council Tax support you get is based on:

  • your household income including other benefits    
  • other adults living in your household
  • any savings and investments you have

Council Tax band cap

Unless you are a pensioner or disabled and not working, the most you can claim is up to and including Council Tax property band D. If your property band is higher, you will need to pay the remaining amount.

How the calculation is made

The amount of support you receive is a percentage based on your overall weekly household income.

Weekly income Pensioners and disabled non-working Lone parents with a child under 5 All other claimants
£0 to 100.99 100% 80% 75%
£101 to 150.99 100% 70% 60%
£151 to 200.99 100% 60% 40%
£201 to 250.99 100% 50% 30%
£251 to 300.99 100% 40% 20%
£301 to 350.99 100% 30% 15%
£351 to 400.99 100% 20% 10%
£401+ 100% 0% 0%

Income we exclude

We don't count the following as household income when calculating your claim:

  • attendance allowance
  • child benefit
  • child maintenance
  • constant attendance allowance
  • disability claims where the claimant or partner is working. The first £50 is ignored
  • disability living allowance care (low, middle and high)
  • disability living allowance - mobility (low and high)
  • PIP daily living (standard and enhanced)
  • PIP mobility (standard and enhanced)

Find out more

To find out more detailed information on how we work out your Council Tax support, download the Council Tax support scheme booklet (PDF, 1.5MB).