If you are on a low income, we may be able to provide you with a discount on your Council Tax bill.

What is Council Tax Support

Council Tax Support formerly known as Council Tax Benefit, is a system which allows councils to give discounts on Council Tax bills to help people who have a low income. Unlike Housing Benefit payments, Council Tax Support normally cannot be backdated.

Am I eligible?

If you or your partner are working age and liable to pay Council Tax, you may be able entitled to receive a discount of up to 100% on your Council Tax bill. 

Your benefit will be calculated based on the following:

  • your capital, including any savings
  • your income
  • the amount of Council Tax or rent you pay
  • your family circumstances

How to apply

pdf Download the Council Tax Support/Housing Benefit New Claim Form (515 KB)

Once you have completed the form you will see an evidence checklist, which lists the documents that you need to provide in order for us to assess your claim.

Application support

Our Contact Centres will continue to provide support for people who do not have access to online facilities or who need assistance to make a claim. Additional computers will be provided in our centres for people to make claims and staff will provide face-to-face help.


Malvern Hills District Council 

Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF

If you have any questions or need guidance on anything related to Council Tax, contact our benefits team.

View your existing claim

Login into your Self Service account to view your claim.