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Apply for council tax support

After you have applied for council tax support

After you have submitted your application you will receive an email within 24 hours. It will confirm your appliaction has been received and it will advise you of the documents you will need to provide.

Providing documents

You can provide documents at Civic Centre 1. You will be able to leave the documents in the post box in the Civic Centre 1 reception area. It is open 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

How long will it take to assess my application?

We aim to process new claims within 25 days of receiving your application and supporting documents.

Paying your council tax while you are waiting for your claim to be assessed

You should continue to pay your council tax as billed while you are waiting for your claim to be assessed. Making a claim does not allow you to withhold payment of the council tax owing in the meantime.

What happens after my claim has been assessed?

If you qualify for council tax support, your entitlement willl be added to your council tax account. You will receive a revised bill with the support added. You will then need to pay according to the new bill.

When will I receive the payment?

If you qualify for council tax support your full entitlement will be paid directly to your council tax account and you will be sent a revised council tax bill. You will then need to pay according to the new bill.

What should I do if I disagree with your decision?

If you disagree with our decision regarding your council tax support, you can dispute the decision.

View and check your council tax support claim online

If you qualify for council tax support you can view and check your claim online via MyHarrow Account. You will need to link your council tax support claim and council tax account to your MyHarrow Account to use this facility.