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Guide Council Tax discounts and exemptions

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4. Second adult reduction

If you have not reached State Pension Credit age you will not be eligible for a second adult reduction.

Second adult reduction can help you pay less Council Tax. It is not based on the money you have but on the money other people who live with you have. They could be someone like a relative or a friend; we call these people non-dependants.

Even if you are not entitled to get Council Tax Support yourself, you may still qualify for the rebate if the non-dependants who share your home are over 18 years of age and on a low income but are not:

  • your partner
  • paying you rent
  • liable to pay Council Tax themselves
  • a joint owner of the property

If you are entitled to Council Tax Support and second adult reduction, we will pay the one that gives you the most money.

The table below shows the amount of rebate as a percentage of Council Tax.

Second Adult Rebate (percentage of Council Tax)

2013/14

2014/15

Second adult on IS, JSA(IB), ESA(IR) or pension credit

25%

25%

Students*

25%

25%

Second adult's gross weekly income

2013/14

Second adult's gross weekly income

2014/15

less than £180.00

15%

less than £185.00

15%

from £180.00 to £234.99

7.5%

from £185.00 to £240.99

How to apply