I have been renting a property for which the finance was provided by my parents. I was expecting to start a Masters Degree but the course never started and only recently started to claim Job Seekers Allowance. My only finance is support from my parents or savings but both are less than £8,000.I have recently received a demand from the Local Authority for Council Tax.Am I liable to pay?
System of Law: England-and-Wales
I have rejected the demand on the basis I have not earned any income, my total assets are less than £23,000 and therefore cannot pay.
Provided your savings are under £16,000 and the onlt income you have is JSA then you will qualify for Council Tax benefit.
I hope this answers your question.
Andy: Many thanks your rersponse is what I was expecting. I have to persuade the Council to apply the benefit retrospectively.
LLB(HONS) 15 years of experience in dealing with Conveyancing and Property Law
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