Council Tax Support - Second Adult Rebate
Second Adult Rebate is a form of Council Tax Support. Single people in a household are awarded 25% Single Person Discount, regardless of their own means. Second Adult Rebate is intended to compensate you if you do not receive this discount because a 'dependant' adult lives with you.
You cannot claim Second Adult Rebate if you are married or have a partner or are Working Age and not in one of the protected groups. The only time that Second Adult Rebate is paid in respect of a couple is if one of them is 'disregarded' for Council Tax purposes.
If you are Pension Age or Working Age and in one of the Protected Groups you may be able to have your bill reduced, regardless of your own circumstances (including earnings and savings) because other people who live with you are on benefit or a low Income.
The Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit Claim Form (pdf 736Kb) indicates limited sections that need to be completed, as it is the details of any "second adults" who are now living in the property that are required, not details relating to the claimant.
A Second Adult must:
- live with you
- not be jointly liable for the Council Tax with you
- not qualify for any other Council Tax Discount
- not pay rent to you
In practice, this is most likely to be a grown-up child still living in the family home.
Where there is more than one other adult in the property, the Second Adult Rebate is based on the combined gross income of all of the second adults.
Income for Second Adult Rebate is worked out in the same way as for non-dependants, i.e. income (gross) plus annual interest from capital.
Telephone: 01553 616200
Finance & Resources Department
Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk
PO Box 26
Last updated: 21 July 2014
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Related Documents and Forms
Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit Claim Form (pdf 736Kb).
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