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You may be able to claim single person discount if you are the only adult, aged 18 years or over, living in your home. Single person discount is 25% off your total council tax bill.
You will need to tell us:
If you’re claiming the discount because someone has moved out, you will also need to tell us:
It can be difficult to provide documents or other evidence showing that you live alone. When you apply we don’t usually ask you to provide any proof, but we do ask you to declare that the information you provide in your application is true.
We regularly review single person discount claims, and ask you to re-confirm that you are the only adult living in the property.
If someone else in your household is:
Please note: You can only claim a single person discount if the property is occupied as your sole or main residence.
You must tell us within 21 days if:
your circumstances change which means you may no longer be entitled to a single person discount. If you don't, you may be fined £70.
You should apply for a discount when you first become entitled, because it is almost impossible to check backdated claims. We will not usually backdate a discount more than a short period unless you have a very good reason for not applying at the right time, and you can provide evidence to support this.
Don’t forget about any grown-up children that live with you - if they are 18 or over, they are counted for council tax purposes. However you may be able to claim a discount if they are in certain types of full-time education or training.