Please could you provide me with details of your council tax reduction scheme (sometime know as council tax support) for working-age claimants for 2020/21.
If you have made any changes from the scheme you operated in 2019/20, please identify those changes.
If you have already published your 2020/21 council tax reduction/support scheme policy document, please provide a link/copy.
Please see attached https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-tax-support/about-local-scheme.
Working Age Scheme headlines are below with no changes to 2020/2021
All working-age claimants must pay a minimum of at least 25% of their council tax themselves
Working-age people with more than £6,000 in savings are not entitled to claim local council tax support £25 per week of all earned income is fully disregarded when we work out entitlement
War pension income for disablement or bereavement is fully disregarded
Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment income are fully disregarded local council tax support can be backdated for 1 calendar month only you are not entitled to support if you are absent from Great Britain for 4 weeks or more
In most cases, a maximum of 2 children will be taken into account when we work out entitlement, even if there are 3 or more children in the household
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