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Council Tax - exemptions and discounts (occupied properties)

Under 18 or over 18 but someone still receives Child Benefit

You may be asked to upload evidence on your application form, help with this is provided below.

If you or anyone else in your household is under 18 you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 25%, 50% or 100% depending on how many other adults live in the property.

If someone in your household is over 18 but someone still receives Child Benefit for them you may be able to reduce your Council Tax bill by 25% or 50%.

You will be asked to provide evidence as part of your application. This can be a copy of your child benefit award letter or a bank statement showing the payments going into your account. You can upload a scan, PDF or photo of the document with your application. Please ensure that you have your evidence before starting this form and ensure that all the details can be seen clearly before uploading.

You will be asked to upload evidence on the application form. We can accept jpegs and pdf files but we advise pdfs as the file size is smaller.

Please don’t take photos of your PC screen or phone screen as these can be blurry. If you need to do this you should use the screenshot/print screen function on your PC or phone.

When you take a photo of a document such as a bank statement sometimes the file sizes are too big, especially if you have to upload a lot of different images to your form. This can cause the form to fail and we advise converting jpegs to pdfs. You can do this in the following ways.

On an Android phone

  • select image you want
  • from the menu select print image
  • select Save as pdf
  • choose where to save it
  • save

On an iPhone

  • select the image you want
  • tap the sharing button and select Print
  • at the Printer options screen, use a spreading gesture with your fingers on the image preview to show Save as pdf
  • select Share the converted photo as PDF and choose where to save it  

On a PC

  • right click on the icon of the image
  • select Convert to Adobe pdf
  • click on the Save file icon in the top left hand corner
  • select where to save it
  • name it
  • save