How to apply for Second Adult Rebate
To apply for Second Adult Rebate, you need to claim benefit online.
What happens after you apply
Once we have all the information we need, we will let you know our decision either by email or post within 10 working days. If your claim is successful, you will get a revised Council Tax bill showing the lower payments due. You will be able to see the new bill as soon as we issue it if you have an online account.
We normally apply the reduction to your bill from the Monday after we get the form, unless we agree to backdate the claim. If you pay your Council Tax by direct debit, we will take the revised amount automatically after giving you 14 days notice of the new instalment amount.
You must tell us if anything changes that might affect your claim.
There is a process you can follow if you disagree with our decision.
How much Second Adult Rebate you might get
The amount of rebate is based on the gross income (income before tax and national insurance) of the other adults in your home. It doesn’t matter how much they have in savings.
If the other adult(s) in your household is on Income Support, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Pension Credit, you can get a 25% reduction in your Council Tax bill.
If the gross income of the other adult(s) in your household is less than £215.00 per week, then you can get a 15% reduction in your Council Tax bill.
If the gross income of the other adult(s) in your household is between £215.00 and £279.00 per week, then you can get a 7.5% reduction in your Council Tax bill.