Young People Leaving Care
You may qualify for an exemption or discount in Council Tax if you are a young person leaving care depending on the number of other adults residing in the property with you.
Who is a care leaver?
A care leaver is a person who:
- is at least 18 years of age but not yet 26 years of age
- was on that person’s sixteenth birthday or at any subsequent time looked after by a Local Authority
- is no longer looked after by a Local Authority
Examples of where an exemption may apply
- you have left care and you now live on your own
- you have left care and now share a home where everyone in the household qualifies to be disregarded
Examples of where a 25% discount may apply
- you share your home with one other person who is not disregarded for Council Tax purposes
- there are two (or more) adult residents and all but one person qualifies to be disregarded
Applying for money off your Council Tax