Second adult rebate is awarded when a person has a second adult living in his or her home and is on a low income. From 1 April 2017 second adult rebate will not be awarded on working-age claims.
Second adult rebate reduces the amount of Council Tax that has to be paid and is different to a Council Tax Reduction. This is because the income and capital of the claimant is not taken into account. The income and capital of the second adult(s) is counted.
A second adult can be:
A second adult is somebody who is 18 or over, who is living in your household on a non-commercial basis. A second adult can be:
- an adult son or daughter
- a relative
- a friend
A second adult cannot be:
- a partner
- a tenant/boarder
- a joint tenant
- a person who is disregarded for council tax purposes such as a student.
You cannot claim second adult rebate if you have a partner or if the second adult has a commercial liability to pay you rent.
Second adult rebate reductions:
Generally, second adult rebate will reduce your Council Tax bill by a maximum of 25%. If you have more than one second adult then we will use their combined gross income in the calculation.
|Second Adult(s) in receipt of Income Support (IS), Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA (IB)), ESA Income Related (IR) or Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit or Savings Credit (GC or SC).||25%|
|Second adults are not receiving IS, JSA (IB), ESA (IR) or PC (GC or SC) and gross income is less than £194.95 per week||15%|
|Second adults are not receiving IS, JSA (IB), ESA (IR) or PC (GC or SC) and gross income is between £194.95 and £252.49 per week||7.5%|
|Second adults are not receiving IS, JSA (IB) or PC and gross income is £252.50 per week or more||nil|
How to claim second adult rebate:
You will need to complete a claim form which can be collected from any of our offices. You can also email us to request a form. Alternatively, you can contact the Benefits team on 01732 876376.