Claim Your Council Tax Rebate

The application for £150 energy rebates for those eligible residents not paying council tax by direct debit is now open on the council website.
The online application will be open until midnight on 14 August 2022 and eligible residents are encouraged to submit an application by this date. However, should an application not be received by the deadline then the Council will apply the £150 energy rebate credit to the council tax account and issue a revised council tax bill.
Applicants will need their ten digit council tax account number beginning with 030 (point 2 on here) and a recent bank statement which must show their name and full address.
Eligible households must meet the following criteria as at 01 April 2022;
  • The property must be in council tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D, as a result of the disabled band reduction
  • The property must be the council tax payer’s sole or main residence. Payment will not be made in respect of empty properties, properties used as second homes or properties in multiple occupation (HMO), where the landlord pays the council tax
  • If you pay less than £150 council tax, or you receive single person discount, or do not pay because you receive council tax support, you will still be entitled to the payment
  • Eligible households will include who don’t pay council tax because they are in receipt of an exemption for one of the following reasons:
    • Everyone living in the property is a student
    • Everyone living in the property is aged under 18
    • Everyone living in the property has a severe mental impairment
    • The property is an annex that’s occupied by:
      • A dependant relative (of the person living in the main house) who is aged 65 or over
      • Someone with a severe mental impairment
      • Someone who is substantially or permanently disabled
Further information about the energy rebate, including FAQ’s, is available on the council website here.
Did you know? GCH Customers can access budgeting support and guidance from our friendly Tenancy Sustainment Team – get in touch today!