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Care Leavers Discount

Council Tax relief

Surrey County Council have set up a scheme which offers up to 100% Council Tax discounts to Surrey care leavers, living within the county and aged between 18 and 24 (until the day before their 25th birthday). 

The discount is offered to care leavers who live in the Waverley area from 1 April 2021.

Who is eligible?

All Surrey care leavers living in Surrey aged 18 to 24 (up to the day before their 25th birthday) who are an eligible care leaver by Surrey County Council's Children's Services.

An eligible care leaver is someone who has been looked after for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14, was in care on their 16th birthday and who Surrey County Council looked after up to the point they left care. Eligible care leavers who are employed are also eligible for the 100% discount, regardless of their salary.

If there are other adults living with you but who are not care leavers then they will still have to pay Council Tax at the property. For example, if there is one other occupant, you would be exempt from paying, and the remaining occupant would receive the standard 25% Single Person Discount.

How to apply for the discount

If you think you may be eligible for the discount please complete the online application form from the link below.

Care Leavers Discount Application Form

We will contact you for any further information.