Council tax reduction (CTR) can reduce the amount of council tax you have to pay if you are on a low income. Find out if you're eligible, and how to apply.
Who can apply
If you get Universal Credit, you'll need apply to Walsall Council for CTR. You may lose your entitlement if you delay making your application.
You can apply if:
- you’re on a low income or claim benefits
- the council tax bill is in your name (and/or your partner's name)
- you own or rent your home
- you are unemployed or working
You cannot claim CTR if:
- the council tax bill is not in your name (and/or your partner's name)
- you are of working age and have £6,000 or more in savings
- you are of state pension age and have £16,000 or more in savings, unless you receive guaranteed pension credit
What you could get
Your council tax bill could be reduced by:
- up to 70% if you are working age
- up to 75% if you are single, under 35 and with no dependants
- up to 100% if you are state pension age
We calculate your reduction based on:
- which council tax band you live in
- your circumstances (for example, number of children, benefits, residency status)
- your household income - this includes savings, pensions and your partner’s income
- if your children live with you
- if other adults live with you
Apply for CTR
You can make an application:
- by phone - call 0300 555 2855 to request an application form
Apply for CTR online
Send us your evidence
You can upload your supporting evidence at the end of the online application process.
Upload your evidence online
What evidence do I need?