Council tax support during coronavirus

Financial help if you're struggling to pay

If your are struggling to pay your Council Tax, there is support available and the Council can help you if you have been affected.

If you need help to pay your council tax, whatever your age and circumstances, you should claim Council Tax Support.

How to make a claim

Extra financial help

Cornwall Council is making further money available to help working age households on a low income.

If you are of working age and receive Council Tax Support, we will reduce the amount of Council Tax you need to pay from 1 April 2021 by a further £75.

The reduction of £75 is in addition to any Council Tax Support you already receive. There is no need to apply for these awards, we will adjust your Council Tax account and send you a new bill.

If you are still struggling to pay your Council Tax after the award of £75 we may be able to provide further help through our exceptional relief award. Find out below how to make a claim

How to make a claim to our relief award

If you would like to ask a question or request more information about your Council Tax Support claim, please use our online form to contact the team.

Contact the teamOther Benefits

Make sure you’re claiming any other benefits you are entitled to. Some aren’t available through the Council, so check the GOV.UK benefits calculator to see what else you can apply for.

GOV.UK benefits calculator

The Government has announced some additional help for people whose household income has been affected due to coronavirus.

Benefits and coronavirus information

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