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    • bluenun
    • By bluenun 5th Oct 17, 8:16 PM
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    Council Tax relief
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    • 5th Oct 17, 8:16 PM
    Council Tax relief 5th Oct 17 at 8:16 PM
    I have been receiving £73 a week on ESA and getting a 75% reduction in council tax, I found out today my ESA has gone up to £102 a week.

    Do I need to let the council know and will I still qualify for a council tax reduction?
    I have no other income.
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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 5th Oct 17, 9:51 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:51 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 9:51 PM
    I take it you have moved from the assessment phase of ESA to the WRAG group?
    Is your ESA income based?

    It is worth letting the council know, and you should still qualify for the CTr.
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 5th Oct 17, 10:39 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:39 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:39 PM
    Yes, let them know. Some areas grant full discount to those in the main phase ESA groups, it's worth checking if yours does.

    Good to hear you got your ESA sorted.
    • bluenun
    • By bluenun 6th Oct 17, 8:57 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 8:57 AM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 8:57 AM
    Thank-you both for the replies.

    Yes I have neen moved into the WRAG.
    My ESA is income based rather than contributions based.

    ESA is my only income.
    • nannytone
    • By nannytone 6th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
    do you receive dla or pip/
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:58 PM
    do you receive dla or pip/
    Originally posted by nannytone
    I doubt that as OP says ESA is her only income.
    • Bananas123
    • By Bananas123 7th Oct 17, 3:11 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 3:11 AM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 3:11 AM
    hello,

    it's best to ring them and tell them as housing etc sort out things individually, but i don't think you need to let them know IF they already knew you were in receipt of esa (as your circumstances haven't changed (-but obviously best to)).

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    £102 p/w is ~£5300 income per year, so is much below the threshold to change your council tax reduction.

    i think it's dependant on the council, but pretty sure people are entitled up to "full" reduction upto 10k income, then between 10-16k it is reduced reduction, then 16k + not eligable.

    ....£5300 per annum is not alot to live on.

    regards
    • bluenun
    • By bluenun 9th Oct 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 3:26 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 3:26 PM
    Thank-you for the replies.

    No I have not claimed DLA/PIP. Just on ESA.

    I did telephone the council last week and said I wanted to notify them of a change in circumstances, my ESA going from 73 to 102 a week.

    I was told that this is not a change they need to know about.

    I had no idea people could earn upto 10k a year and still get a reduction, this may not be the case in my area though.
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 9th Oct 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 4:20 PM
    ...I had no idea people could earn upto 10k a year and still get a reduction, ....
    Originally posted by bluenun
    People can earn £1million plus & still get the 25% single person discount.

    One rule for the rich.....

    There's absolutely no restrictions (income, savings) on getting state pension...

    Different benefits, different rules...
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