Cost of Living Support 

Main Scheme

A: Council Tax Reduction Scheme entitlement condition

  • If the householder(s) was in receipt of support through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme on 15 February 2022, they are automatically assessed as being entitled to a payment of £150 regardless of the valuation band in which their property is placed (A to I).

‚ÄčB: Council Tax Band condition

  • Households occupying properties in council tax Bands A to D are assessed as being entitled to a payment of £150 provided they satisfy certain criteria

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Discretionary Scheme

A £100 payment will be made to a household where:

  • The person liable for council tax lives in the property as their main or primary residence on 15 February 2022; and
  • The household occupies a property in Council Tax Band E or F but is not in receipt of support through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme on 15 February 2022. 

A £150 payment will be made to a household where:

  • The person liable for council tax lives in the property as their main or primary residence on 15 February 2022 and receives a 100% council tax exemption under Class N, S, U, W or X; and
  • Is not eligible for a payment from the main Cost of Living scheme;

OR

  • Lives elsewhere and receives a 100% council tax exemption on 15 February 2022 under Class E, I, J or K; and
  • Is not eligible for a payment from the main Cost of Living scheme. 

A £150 payment to a household where:

  • The person lives in the property as their main or primary residence at the time of making an application; and
  • Resides in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) or temporary accommodation/supported housing where they are either responsible for energy bills directly or pay a service charge for energy costs. 

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