Each local council is responsible for operating their own Council Tax Support scheme so the amounts of support given across the country may vary.
The amount of Council Tax Support you will get depends on many factors, including:
which benefits you receive
who you live with
how much Council Tax you pay
You may get more Council Tax Support if you receive a disability or carers benefit.
If you receive the Guarantee Credit Part of Pension Credit you may even get your Council Tax paid in full. If you don’t get Guarantee Credit but you have a low income and less than £16,000 in savings, you may still get some help.
Pensioners still need to pay Council Tax, but may get a discount if they live alone, or depending on their situation be entitled to Council Tax Support.