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Council Tax benefit

This benefit often goes unclaimed by people who own their own homes although they may be eligible.

This is a means tested benefit (an assessment of your finances) and may be claimed by the person liable for the council tax.

There are discounts and reductions available in certain circumstances that can reduce the person's council tax bill. If someone in the household is disabled or severely mentally impaired, they may be entitled to a reduction.

Other people who may be entitled to a reduction are aged 18 and over and a student, student nurse, youth trainee or apprentice.

To find out more, here are some useful contacts for impartial and confidential advice:

South Shields Town Hall
Westoe Road
South Shields
NE33 2RL
Phone: 0191 4246040
Fax: 0191 4246041

Citizens Advice Bureau
2nd Floor
Edinburgh Buildings
Station Approach
South Shields
NE33 1HR
Phone: 0844 499 4715

Citizens Advice Bureau
8 Grange Road West
Jarrow
NE32 3HX
Phone: 0844 499 4715

For more information see Council Tax discounts

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