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What is Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit?

What is Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit?

Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction is a reduction that you can claim from the Council to help you with the payment of your Council Tax.

There are two types of Council Tax Reduction:

  1. Main Council Tax Reduction
  2. Second Adult Rebate

You cannot get both the Council Tax Reduction and Second Adult Rebate at the same time. If you qualify for both, we will give you the one which will reduce your Council Tax the most.

Second Adult Rebate

You may be entitled to Second Adult Rebate if you share your home with one or more other persons.

If you are sharing your home with someone over 18 years of age who

  • is not paying you rent;
  • is not your partner;
  • does not have to pay Council Tax;
  • is on a low income.

We do not take into account your own income and savings when calculating Second Adult Rebate.  

Amount of Second Adult Rebate:
Description Amount
2nd Adult receives IS/JSA/IB / Pension Credit/ESA (IR) 25%
2nd Adult income < £200 15%
2nd Adult income £200 - £260.99 7.5%
2nd Adult income £261 > Nil

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit is a benefit that you claim from the Council to help you with payments of your rent.

There are two types of Housing Benefit

  1. Rent Allowance
  2. Rent Rebate

Rent Allowance applies when you rent accommodation from a Housing Association or Private Landlord.

Rent Rebate applies when you rent accommodation from the Council.

For Further Information Contact

Revenue Services
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: