This includes people of that age who are at school or college and are on courses up to and including 'A' level. You are also not counted if you are at least 18 years old and someone is entitled to child benefit in respect of you or would be if you were not in local authority care. If you are an 18 or 19 year old who left school after 30 April you will not be counted until 1 November of the same year. (You may continue to get a discount as a student if you go on to further or higher education).
The application form must be completed by or on behalf of the person who is liable to pay council tax. It must be supported by a student certificate completed by the certification officer of the educational establishment concerned.
Remember, a single person discount (25%) can only be awarded where ONE person remains liable after others have been disregarded, for example, in a three adult household two have to qualify to be disregarded before a discount can be awarded.
How to apply
If you think you may qualify, call us on 01443 863002 or alternatively you can download the application form below:
Apply to be disregarded for discount purposes - 18-19 year olds in full time education (PDF 34kb).
Please complete the form in black ink and in block capitals and return it to us together with any supporting documentation to the address in the top right hand corner.
If your application is accepted, you will then be sent a revised payment schedule.
Remember, if your circumstances change and you are no longer entitled to a discount you MUST inform us straight away to avoid facing a penalty.