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    council tax hardship fund (corvid-19)

    accourding to my local councils website anybody who qualifies/receives council tax reduction is eligible for £150 from the corvid-19 fund can anybody advise how you go about claiming it?as it dont say anywhere about how to claim it which is typical of my local council as they specialise in making people suffer unnecessarily

    here is the info from their website

    Covid 19: Important information on the Council Tax Hardship Fund

    the Council have been awarded a government grant to help residents who may be struggling to pay their Council Tax during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    the council will receive a grant of £3.037m as part of £500m available nationally from the government’s emergency Council Tax Hardship Fund.

    Any residents who are of working age, and have had their bill reduced by an award of Council Tax Reduction, will be eligible for relief of at least £150 from the fund.

    The local authority will make a decision on a case by case basis for any relief above £150, taking into account the funding available.

    To complete a Council Tax Reduction Application Form, click here.

    A spokesman for the Council said: “This relief will reduce Council Tax bills for eligible claimants for the financial year of 2020/2021.

    “Any eligible council tax bills will be re-issued once the relief has been applied.

    “Any balance remaining from the £3m will be added to the Council’s Council Tax Exceptional Hardship Payment Fund.

    “This fund can be applied for by anyone who is responsible for Council Tax who is suffering financial hardship.”

    For more information on this visit the following webpage



    Last Updated on 30 March 2020

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    That says you don't have to apply, if you already get a CT reduction then the extra £150 reduction will also apply for next year.

    If this applies to you then you will be sent a new bill.

    “This relief will reduce Council Tax bills for eligible claimants for the financial year of 2020/2021.

    Any eligible council tax bills will be re-issued once the relief has been applied.
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    Thanks nuke thats brilliant,i just hope they are as quick issuing the new reduced bills as they are issuing the normal bills that wipe best part of three weeks benefit payments from me every year.

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