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Money off Council Tax for care leavers

If you're a care leaver under the age of 25 who is liable to pay Council Tax or living with someone who pays Council Tax, we may be able to reduce the Council Tax bill.

To find out if you qualify please complete the application form (PDF) [130KB]  and:

  • contact us to return it by email/post or
  • you can 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

The reduction will stop on your 25th birthday or if the policy is revised.

What will I pay?

If you are a care leaver and are the only person paying the Council Tax bill, you will not have to pay any Council Tax.

If you are a care leaver and live with someone else, the Council Tax bill will be reduced to 50% and you will not be named as a liable person on the bill.

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