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Hi, my name is Suzanne11! Can anyone tell me if my council tax is going to be increased?

Suzanne11
Suzanne11 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi 
Can anyone tell me if my council is going to be increased I am in lcwra group

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,618 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you mean council tax? If so then all local Authorities have their own rules. They usually use your UC statement to work out a council tax reduction award notice. Some members have had their council tax payments increased after being found to have LCWRA.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    I would just like to add a warm welcome @Suzanne11. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else to help  :)
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  • Suzanne11
    Suzanne11 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi
    My daughter is a full time student who lives with me and is classed as a non dependant I have had my housing benefit cut due to this the question is are full time students who aren't working excempt from paying housing benefit? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,618 Disability Gamechanger
    Suzanne11 said:
    Hi
    My daughter is a full time student who lives with me and is classed as a non dependant I have had my housing benefit cut due to this the question is are full time students who aren't working excempt from paying housing benefit? 

    I note that you're claiming LCWRA which is part of Universal Credit. This means you will only be claiming housing benefit if you're either living in temporary or supported housing. If not then your rent will be covered in UC known as housing element. Housing benefit is completely different, with different rules.

    For UC purposes students are treated as non dependants, which is different to housing benefit unless she's under 21, or she's claiming either PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or ADP daily living. if she is then there will be no deductions. See link. https://england.shelter.org.uk/professional_resources/legal/benefits/universal_credit/deductions_from_universal_credit_for_non-dependants

    There will also be no non dependant deductions if you're claiming either PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or ADP daily living.

    If none of those apply then there will be a deduction of £85.73/month.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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