Who is a Pensioner

Which claims are classed as pensioner claims for Council Tax Reduction purposes?

Single person

If you have reached state pension credit age you will classed as a pensioner for Council Tax Reduction purposes

Couple

If both individuals have reached state pension credit age you will classed as pensioners for Council Tax Reduction purposes

If one of you has reached state pension credit age and the other is working age and not receiving Income Support (income based), Job Seekers Allowance (income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (income based) your claim will be classed as a pensioner claim for Council Tax Reduction purposes.

If one of you has reached state pension credit age and the other is working age and receiving Income Support (income based), Job Seekers Allowance (income based) or Employment and Support Allowance (income based) your claim will be classed as a working age claim for Council Tax Reduction purposes.