Discretionary Payments for Council Tax

1. Overview

Discretionary awards can be paid if you are struggling to pay your Council Tax and there are exceptional circumstances that are causing you difficulties. You can make a claim for a discretionary award at any time.

Please read our Discretionary Support Policy (PDF 125.69Kb) for more information.

To be eligible for a Discretionary Payment towards your Council Tax:

  • We must be satisfied that you are having financial difficulties and need additional help to pay your Council Tax charge for an address in Stockport
  • You must have been affected by Stockport Council’s Local Council Tax Support Scheme e.g. band restriction, no backdating, etc.
  • We must be satisfied that you have taken all reasonable steps to resolve your financial difficulties yourself

For information on how to claim help with your rent visit the Discretionary Payments for rent pages.