If you’re on a low income, you may be eligible for the Council Tax Reduction scheme to reduce your council tax bill.

To claim a Council Tax reduction you must:

  • be 18 or older
  • have a low income
  • have under £16,000 in capital (unless in receipt of Pension credit)
  • be treated as liable for Council Tax for the property you live in
  • not be a full-time student or treated as a person from abroad

Capital includes money in savings or bank accounts, shares, investments or property. Do not include the value of the home that you live in or personal possessions. Certain other types of capital are also ignored. For full details email ctax@medway.gov.uk.

What you'll need

To calculate Council Tax Reduction, we’ll ask for:

  • proof of identity
  • income and savings
  • household circumstances

Apply for a Council Tax Reduction

Uploading evidence 

You can upload evidence to us online using our online form.

Upload your evidence

Calculate your Council Tax reduction

If you're awarded a Council Tax reduction it'll be credited to your Council Tax account and you'll be issued a new bill.

Your Council Tax Reduction will usually be paid from the Monday after we receive your application.

Calculate your Council Tax reduction