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If we've told you that you don't qualify for your council tax single person discount

If we’ve written to you explaining that you are incorrectly claiming a council tax single person discount, this page tells you what to do next.

Why we wrote to you

We wrote to you because we think you are incorrectly claiming a single person discount on your council tax. Our records show that more than one person over the age of 18 lives at your address.

A single person discount can only be claimed when only one adult lives in a property. You therefore do not qualify for this reduction and a revised bill will be sent to you.

What you need to do if you think we’re wrong

If you think our decision is wrong please complete a declaration form now. You will need to enter in the unique verification code contained in your letter to complete the declaration form. If you can’t complete the form online, please fill in the form included in your letter and return it in the enclosed envelope.

What you should do if you have a question

If you have a question about whether or not you qualify for single person’s discount, please look at our information on discounts for single occupants.

You can contact us by telephone on 020 8753 1295. The line is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

What you need to be aware of

  • We will stop the discount from the 1 April 2017 if we do not receive your completed form. You would then have additional council tax to pay.
  • Supplying false information is fraud. We can impose a penalty if you give information which you know is false.
  • You must always tell us if your circumstances change. This includes telling us about any other people that live at this address.

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