The Council Tax Support (CTS) scheme helps low-income households reduce their Council Tax. Residents of the City of Wolverhampton can apply for CTS to lower their Council Tax payments.


If you are a pensioner, you can apply for Council Tax Support and Second Adult Rebate (SAR) to reduce your Council Tax.

What is Second Adult Rebate (SAR)?

SAR can reduce your Council Tax if you are the only person liable to pay but have another adult living with you who:

  • Is over 18
  • Is not your partner
  • Is not jointly liable for Council Tax
  • Does not pay rent to you
  • Is on a low income or certain benefits

Council Tax Support is based on your income and capital, while SAR is based on the income (not capital) of the other adult. You may qualify for SAR even if you don't qualify for Council Tax Support. If eligible for both, you will receive the higher benefit. SAR can provide up to a 25% reduction in your Council Tax bill, depending on the second adult's income.

Make a claim

You can check your entitlement by using the benefits calculator before making a claim.

Benefits calculator

If you have already made a claim for Housing Benefit, you don't need to apply again.

Apply for Housing Benefits and/or Council Tax Support