Second adult rebate is a form of council tax reduction, which can reduce your council tax bill by up to 25%.
If your income is too high or you have too much in savings or investments to qualify for main council tax reduction you may be entitled to second adult rebate. Second adult rebate is a form of council tax reduction for people who are solely liable for council tax but do not get a single person discount because there are other adults living in the property.
When a claim for second adult rebate is made your income and capital are not taken into account in any way - only the second adult(s) income and capital are looked at.
You can claim second adult rebate if you are the only person liable to pay the Council Tax but you share your home with one or more persons over the age of 18 years who:
If you receive rent from someone who is over 18 and lives permanently in your home as a boarder or tenant you are not eligible for Second Adult Rebate, but you may claim normal Council Tax Reduction.
If you are jointly liable for council tax on your home, along with at least one other person, each one of you may make a claim for Second Adult Rebate as long as either:
Persons disregarded for Council Tax purposes include:
Second Adult Rebate is worked out based on the income of your second adult(s). If you have more than one second adult living with you their combined gross incomes are included If any second adult has a partner, we will add the partner's income to the second adult's income.
If any second adult is getting Income Support/Jobseekers Allowance (income based) Pension Credits, this income will be ignored.
|Second Adult(s) Income||% of Council Tax|
|If the second adult is on Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance (Income based) / Pension Credit / Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)||25%|
|If the second adult is not on the above and his/her income is £249 per week or more||Nil|
|Income between £191 - £248.99||7.5%|
|Income under £191 per week||15%|
You can apply for second adult rebate using our contact form.
Once you submit your application, we will contact you to let you know if you qualify or if we require further information.
In order to avoid overpayments and potentially court proceedings it is important that you tell us of any changes in your circumstances. By telling us you will help us keep your council tax reduction right. For more information, please visit the report a change in circumstance page.