If your household has a low income, you may be entitled to a reduction in the amount of Council Tax you have to pay.

This is called Council Tax Support.

What should I do next?

If you are on a low income and feel you may be entitled to help with your Council Tax, you should make a claim without delay.

When will my award start if I make a successful claim?

A Council Tax Support award will usually start from the Monday after the date the claim form is received in the benefits office.

Can I make a claim for Council Tax Support if I receive Universal Credit?

Your Universal Credit award will not include a contribution toward your Council Tax and you must make a claim for Council Tax Support with Hertsmere if you need assistance with your bill.

The Council Tax Support scheme for 2019/20 is here:

Council Tax Support scheme 2019/20
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