Older people’s council tax grant scheme
A scheme to help older people on lower incomes meet council tax payments is set
to be approved at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (17 June).
The proposed scheme from Welsh Government is designed to help households, who
have been assessed as being in need of financial assistance and who already
receive some help with paying their council tax. Just over £200,000 has been
made available to Flintshire County Council to help local residents at their
Anyone claiming must have reached the age of 60 and be liable for the council
tax at a property classed as a ‘sole and main’ residence. They should also
qualify for partial council tax support and the maximum award for each
household is £95.
Grant awards will be automatically credited to council tax accounts of
qualifying households during July 2014.
Councillor Billy Mullin, Cabinet Member for Corporate Management said: “This
funding from Welsh Government given out via the Council’s scheme will enable
older people to get extra help with their council tax bills. It’s important
that we offer financial support to households in the area who really need it.”
For more information about qualifying criteria contact the Council.