Council Tax Support (CTS) is a 'means tested' discount off your council tax bill. It replaced Council Tax Benefit on 1 April 2013.

How much Council Tax Support you get is based on your household income and savings, so you're likely to qualify if you're on welfare benefits or a low income. If your savings exceed £16,000, you will not be eligible unless you receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Council Tax Support could give you a maximum discount of:

  • 77.5% if you are of working age
  • 100% if you are of Pension Credit age

See our Council Tax Support Scheme 2019-20 for more information.

Apply for Council Tax Support

If you live in the City of York Council area, use this online form to:

Start or return to claim

If you need help making a claim, contact our Benefits team for assistance and advice.

Change of circumstances for Council Tax Support

You must report any change in circumstances which may affect the amount of Council Tax Support you receive.

Any increase or reduction to your Council Tax Support will take effect from the day you tell us the change took place. We'll send you an amended council tax bill confirming any adjustments we have made.

Extra help with Council Tax

You may be eligible to join our Council Tax Discretionary Reduction Scheme.

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