Exemption for care leavers

Young care leavers are exempt from paying council tax from 1 April 2018.

Care leaver

You're a care leaver if you've attended a children's hearing and were looked after by a local authority at any point from 16 years old.

This includes:

  • looked after at home by relatives
  • foster care
  • residential care away from your home

Who can apply?

If you're a care leaver you could be exempt from paying council tax if you:

  • have been looked after a local authority from 16 years old or any subsequent period after this date
  • are between 16 and 26 years
  • live on your own

How to apply

Icon for pdf Download the care leavers council tax exemption form [208.02KB].

Council tax discount for care leavers

If you're a care leaver between 16 and 26 and live with another person, you could be entitled to a council tax discount.

How to apply

Icon for pdf Download a care leavers council tax discount form [207.9KB].

Contact us

Email: ctax@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0141 577 3279

Last modified on 5th May 2020

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