Are You Missing Out on a Council Tax Reduction?
New figures from Age Scotland reveal that older people on low incomes missed out on £88 million in Council Tax Reduction support last year. This is often due to also missing out on Pension Credit. It is estimated that at least 123,000 older households in Scotland are not claiming the Pension Credit they are entitled to which would make them eligible for full Council Tax Reduction.
If you’re not claiming Pension Credit, and you think you may be eligible, you can call Age Scotland’s ‘Check in, Cash out’ free entitlement check helpline on 0800 12 44 222, or pop into your My Home account and fill in the Money Advice form (it’s the button under your rent statement in your My Home account).