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Care Leavers discount

Local Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers Scheme

A care leaver is defined as a young person (18-25) who was in the care of Derbyshire County Council as a child who then became a 'care leaver' as described in The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. If this applies to you and you are liable for Council Tax in High Peak you may be able to apply for a discount.

Applications can be made by the care leaver or by the Leaving Care Team on behalf of the the individual. 

The council tax discount will be awarded on the main residence of the care leaver up until the day preceding their 25th birthday.

  • Discounts will be subject to annual review of eligibility which will include financial circumstances.
  • The Scheme may be varied or terminated on 12 months' notice on a decision by the Council.
  • The Local Council Tax Discount for Care Leavers Scheme will only be applied after all other relevant discounts and exemptions have been applied. Where the qualifying criteria is met and all discounts and exemptions, including LCTS, do not cover the full Council Tax charge, then under this scheme the qualifying care leaver will receive further assistance to cover 100% of their council tax charge.