Second Adult Rebate is help with Council Tax when another adult living with you prevents you getting a discount or exemption from Council Tax
Only pension-age people can get Second Adult Rebate as long as:
- their income or savings are too high for Council Tax Support; and
- other adults, on a low income, live there who aren't responsible for paying the council tax bill, and who are either
- a partner
- a joint-tenant or joint-owner, or
- someone who pays rent or for board and lodgings.
We call these people 'second adults'. Pension-age people may qualify for Second Adult Rebate to help with Council Tax based on the second adult's income.
There are two kinds of Second Adult Rebate
- Ordinary Second Adult Rebate. You can get up to 25% off your council tax bill. This makes up for your 'second adults' preventing you getting a single person discount of 25%.
- Student Second Adult Rebate. For pension-age students only, with 'second adults' on certain kinds of income. All the 'second adults' in the household must each be getting one of these benefits:
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Income Support.
If they are, you can get 100% off your Council Tax bill. This makes up for your 'second adults' preventing you getting a student exemption.
The quickest and easiest way to find out if you can get Second Adult Rebate is to use our online claim calculator .