Apply for council tax discount for students and young people

Guidance notes

Please read these notes carefully before completing section B of the online form.

  1. All applications submitted must have section A, completed in full.
  2. Only one of the other sections (B to D) should apply to the individual (see notes below).

Section B to D

  • B - To be completed in respect of persons who currently attend school or college and for which child benefit is still being claimed.
  • C - To be completed in respect of persons under 20 years of age who no longer are entitled to child benefit but were attending a course of full time further education* on the 30 April of the year in which child benefit ceased.
  • D - To be completed by those undertaking full time higher education** at a College or a University and meeting the requirements to qualify for Student Status. Therefore able to obtain a Student Certificate from the Educational Establishment at which they are placed.

* Full time further education is a period of a least 12 hours tuition/study a week, 13 weeks a years for people aged 18 or 19.  For people aged 20 and over, 21 hours a week, 24 weeks a years and includes A levels, BTEC(first and National(, NNEB Foundation Arts, City and Guilds, RSA (Diploma, Advanced and Higher)

 ** Full time further education is a period of at least 21 hours a week, 24 weeks a year and includes Degrees and BTEC (Higher)