Money off council tax for care leavers
If you're a care leaver under the age of 25 who is paying council tax or living with someone who pays council tax, we may be able to reduce the amount you pay.
If you're currently struggling to pay your bills, please see our Help with your money section.
To find out if you qualify please complete theand:
- contact us to return it by email or post
- return it to your Young Person's Advisor (YPA)
If you have any questions, contact us or speak to your YPA.
If you qualify for a reduction it will be automatically paid to the relevant council tax account.
Will I qualify?
To qualify for a reduction you must be:
- a care leaver under 25 years old
- live in County Durham
- named on the council tax bill
The reduction will stop on your 25th birthday or if the policy is revised.
What will I pay?
If you are the only person paying the council tax bill, you will not have to pay any council tax.
If you live with someone else, the council tax bill will be reduced to 50%.
The policy will be reviewed annually and the current scheme is valid until 31 March 2023.
- Council tax
- 03000 26 4000
Our address is:
- Revenues and Benefits
- PO Box 238
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH8 1FP