Council Tax Support and Universal Credit
If you are in the process of applying for Universal Credit there is no need to complete an application, please let the Department for Work and Pensions know that you intend to apply for council tax support and they will notify us if your application for Universal Credit is successful.
We will work out if you can get council tax support, and if eligible we will send you a revised council tax bill.
Apply for council tax support
Before you apply for council tax support please check your eligibility.
Make sure you have:
- your 8-digit Council Tax number starting with 2 (you can find this on your bill)
- National Insurance number for both you and your partner living at the address
Universal Credit: changes in circumstances
Awards for change in circumstances for Universal Credit will only be considered for reassessment if the assessment period starts within the last 50 days. This is to avoid complications around past periods, often when there is no overall change to your entitlement.
If you feel you would be better off by including the past changes in circumstances, you can request this through your online account.
All other changes in circumstances will be updated following automatic notification from the DWP.