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Second Adult Rebate

Second Adult Rebate is a type of Council Tax Support available to you if you’re of State Pension Credit-qualifying age.

You cannot get both Council Tax Support and Second Adult Rebate at the same time. If you qualify for both, you’ll receive the one that pays you the most.

If you live alone in a property, you’re entitled to a 25 per cent single person discount off your Council Tax bill. If another adult lives with you, and they have a low income, you might be eligible for Second Adult Rebate.

The second adult must:

  • live with you
  • not be named as someone who must jointly pay the Council Tax with you
  • not get any other Council Tax discount
  • not pay rent to you.

You cannot claim Second Adult Rebate if you’re married or have a partner, unless they are not counted for Council Tax purposes.

How Second Adult Rebate is calculated

To decide if you’re eligible for Second Adult Rebate, we only look at the gross income (before deductions for tax or National Insurance) of the second adult. Your income and savings are not included when we work this out.

The amount of the Second Adult Rebate

This will depend on the income of the second adult. The most that you can get is 25% off your full Council Tax bill.
 
Apply for Council Tax Support or Second Adult Rebate.