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COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION AND HOUSING BENEFIT
If you are a pensioner, on a low income or in receipt of state benefits you may be entitled to Council Tax Reduction or Housing Benefit. If you would like further information or an application form please call 01294 310000
EXEMPTION FOR LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN BAND E TO H PROPERTIES
If you live in a Band E to H property and have a low income you may be eligible to apply.
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Single person households with net income of up to
£16,750 and all other households with net income of
up to £25,000 and less than £16,000 in savings are
eligible to apply for a full exemption from the
increased charge through the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.
To apply visit: www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/counciltax or call 01294 310000 for an application form.
EXEMPTIONS
An exemption can be granted if the property is unoccupied or occupied provided the qualifying criteria are met.
The most common exemptions granted are:
• A property which is unoccupied and unfurnished (exempt for up to six
months), this is counted from the first date the property is unoccupied
and unfurnished;
• An unoccupied property being structurally repaired, improved or
reconstructed (exempt for up to 1 year), any exemption period can only be claimed within the first 12 months from the date the property became unoccupied; and
• A property left empty by a deceased person
Some occupied properties may also be classed as exempt if all the residents are, for example:
• Severely mentally impaired ; or • Students
Full details of all exemptions available can be found on the Council Tax
section of the website: www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/counciltax
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