Council tax support
In April 2013, Council tax benefit was replaced by council tax support schemes, which are set by each council. The key feature of Darlington’s local scheme is that Council tax support will only be paid to a maximum of 80% of a person’s council tax liability.
Low income residents of working age are expected to contribute towards their Council tax. People of pensionable age are protected from these rules.
The Council Tax Support scheme for 2016/2017 has been approved by the Council.
- Council tax support scheme 2016/2017 [pdf document]
- Council tax support scheme 2015/2016 [pdf document]
- Council tax support scheme 2014/2015 [pdf document]
- Council tax support scheme 2013/2014 [pdf document]
Your council tax bill will tell you how much you have to pay - we will work this out for you.
If you are finding it difficult to pay on time, don’t wait for any reminders to be sent – contact us as soon as possible and we will try to make alternative arrangements with you to help you pay off your bill.
Please tell us if your circumstances change as this may affect the level of Council tax support you get.
If you do not get Council tax support and want to make a claim, please contact us for a form.