If you live in a property in Council Tax bands A to D, you are likely to receive a £150 Council Tax rebate to help with the cost of living.
£150 rebate for Council Tax bands A-D
If you’re eligible for a rebate, you should check your bank account to see if you have received it.
If you’re eligible but haven’t received a rebate, fill the online claim form by 30 September 2022 at: https://revsandbens.merton.gov.uk/scripts/OPENPortal-Live.wsc/ctax/ctaxrebate.p
Who is eligible?
Merton Council will provide a £150 one-off payment to a liable Council Tax payer (or a person who would otherwise be liable where the property is exempt) for every household that occupies a property that meets all the following criteria on 1 April 2022:
– Valued in Council Tax bands A to D. This includes property that is valued in band E but has an alternative valuation band of band D as a result of the disabled band reduction scheme. You can find your council tax band on GOV.UK.
– It is someone’s sole or main residence.
– Council Tax is charged on the property or it is in exemption classes N, S, U or W.
– The person who is liable to pay the Council Tax (or would be were the property not exempt) is not a local authority, a corporate body or other body such as a housing association, the government or governmental body.
There is a discretionary rebate scheme for those who need help with their energy bills but are not eligible – such as vulnerable people and individuals on low incomes that do not pay Council Tax, or that pay Council Tax for properties in Bands E-H.
Who is eligible?
– Households in receipt of Council Tax Support and in bands E to H – £150 (approximately 3,500)
– Households with new Council Tax Support claims for the period 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022 who have not previously received the rebate, bands A to H – £150 (estimate to be 350)
– Households where pensioners are liable in bands E to H – based on number of applicants (it is not known how many there are in the borough).
Merton has decided to support pensioners living in bands E to H and as the council tax records do not identify pensioners, they are writing to all residents in bands E to H to invite pensioners to apply for the rebate. If you are of pension age and receive a state retirement pension and want to apply for the rebate, you can complete the online application via the following link: https://www.merton.gov.uk/council-tax-benefits-and-housing/council-tax/energy-rebate/overview
The council has approximately £400,000 to grant. As they do not know how many pensioners are eligible it is not possible to state how much will be awarded to qualifying residents. Merton will calculate the amount of grant once all applications have been received and validated. Applications will close on 9th September at 5.00pm.
Don’t have internet access or not sure how to complete the Council’s online form? CAML has public computers you can use and Information team members who can support you.
Mitcham office (326 London Road, CR4 3ND) Mon-Fri 10am-4pm