We'll send you a new Council Tax bill for the year showing the reduction and any unpaid balance.
If you're of pension age, we'll automatically backdate your new claim by up to three months from the date we receive your claim.
This applies to all backdating requests made on or after 1 April 2016.
You can't get Council Tax Reduction if: Use our benefits calculator to see if you might get help with Council Tax costs.
Claim Council Tax Reduction We’ll tell you our decision within 21 days of receiving your claim.
If you're already receiving Council Tax Reduction and need to tell us about a change see changes of circumstance.
You can claim Council Tax Reduction if you’re responsible for paying the Council Tax for the property you live in.
We will usually need to see proof of the things you tell us about.
For example, in the situation above, we would need to see a letter from the hospital or your doctor confirming your illness and the length of time you were in hospital.
Backdating - Housing Benefit - Pension Age claimants - no change Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit will retain the three months automatic backdating (not actually backdating).
No changes to Good cause The good cause provisions have not changed.
If you're under pension age, you must write to us if you want your claim to be backdated.