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Cost of Living Support – Council Tax Hackney

  • Everyone who pays Council Tax in Bands A-D is eligible to receive £150 cash, with those on Council Tax Reduction entitled to £180
  • Residents in Council Tax bands E- H in receipt of Council Tax Reduction can receive £150.00
  • Pensioners on Council Tax Reduction will get an extra £75.00 – meaning they could get upto £255

While residents who pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit get the money automatically, everyone else has to apply for the cash at

We know a lot of Hackney residents are struggling financially, so we really don’t want anyone to miss out because they didn’t know about the rebate, or how to apply. The funding isn’t available forever, so we’re encouraging everyone to apply ASAP. To date about 50% of residents have still not applied, and could miss out even though it takes less than 5 minutes to apply for the cash, with payments going direct to residents bank accounts.

During the next few weeks, we are therefore asking everyone who comes into contact with Hackney residents to promote the council tax rebate scheme

This short video talks you through what steps our residents need to do to get it. You can also find all this information on this webpage. We’d encourage all our colleagues to take residents through the application process wherever possible to ensure they’re able to apply, it only takes a few minutes.

Where residents are struggling or do not have digital access if they phone 0208 356 3111 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm our officers are happy to assist take applications over the phone

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