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If you are on a low income, council tax reduction could help you pay your council tax bill.

You will need to provide evidence to support your application.

Who can apply

You can apply for council tax reduction if:

  • you are responsible for paying the council tax for the property you live in
  • you and any partner are on a low income (you could be in work, self-employed, receiving a pension or receiving benefits)

Amount of reduction

There are different rules about how much reduction you could receive depending on whether you are working age or state pension age.

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Apply for council tax reduction

You can apply online for council tax reduction with a South Gloucestershire Council account. Use the button below to sign in or set one up.

You will need to provide evidence to support your application.

If you are unable to complete the form through your online account, you can download and complete a PDF version of the form. This is best filled out on a laptop or computer. You can access computers for free at your local library.

If you need help completing your form or would like a paper copy call us on 01454 868002 or visit one of our One Stop Shops.

Ways to return your form and supporting documents to us:

Please do not send original documents such as passports in the post. If further evidence is needed we will contact you.

Privacy notice

Find out how we collect, use and share your data in our privacy notice for housing benefit, discretionary housing payments and council tax reduction.

Sometimes we need information about other people who live in the same household as you so we can work out how much you will be eligible for.

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