Council Tax Support
You may be able to get help towards paying your Council Tax. You can use our Online Calculator to see how much you might get. You can apply at the end of the form.
You may need to provide us with some evidence to help us with your claim and you will be contacted to ask for this. You will need to get it to us within one month from the date you made the claim.
The best way to get any evidence we ask for to us is to upload it to our Online Service.
Once we have looked at your claim we will write to you to tell you much you will get.
LCTS helps Colchester residents and people of pension credit age and is shown as a reduction on your Council Tax bill. If you are of pension credit age the amount of help you will get will be worked out in mostly the same way as it would have been under the old Council Tax Benefit scheme. If you are of working age and able to get LCTS then the following will apply: