On behalf of Warrington, our Mayor Cllr Maureen Creaghan, sends sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Read the Mayor's full statement.
Claiming benefits - Second adult rebate
Second adult rebate is a type of council tax support that can be claimed by council tax payers who share their home with another person/people, who is/are on a low income and is not a partner or a paying lodger. The amount of the council tax payer’s income and savings is irrelevant and it is based just on the income of the second adult(s).
A 'second adult' is somebody over the age of 18 living in your household on a non-commercial basis (i.e. not paying rent). A second adult can be:
- adult son or daughter
- a relative
- or a friend
- or a certain type of carer
A 'second adult' cannot be:
- a partner
- a tenant/boarder
- a joint tenant
In addition, a 'second adult' cannot be a person normally disregarded for council tax purposes such as:
- a person under the age of 18 or someone over 18 years if child benefit is still in payment
- a full time student
- a person on a youth training scheme
- an apprentice on a NCVQ/SVEC course
- a person who is severely mentally impaired
- certain types of carers
- people in prison or other forms of detention
- people who have been in hospital for more than six weeks
- people actually or normally resident elsewhere
- diplomats and members of International bodies or of visiting forces
This is because you still may be able to get a single person discount if the person living with you falls into one of these categories.