Monday, 26 October 2009

Applications invited from pensioners for help with council tax bills

Denbighshire has been successful in its bid to secure £77,000 from a £2m grant that The Welsh Assembly Government has made available to local authorities across Wales to provide a scheme to help pensioners with their council tax.

The Denbighshire scheme invites applications from pensioners who can answer yes to the following questions

  • Are you in receipt of state pension?
  • Are you liable to pay council tax in Denbighshire?
  • Is the address you are claiming for your main home?

The closing date for applications is 1 December when the grant allocation will be divided between the applicants and credited to their council tax accounts.

Launching the scheme last week in Rhyl, Local Government Minister, Dr Brian Gibbons, said: “Denbighshire’s scheme targets those pensioners who are not in receipt of welfare benefits, including council tax benefit, and so help those who are in need, but not eligible for financial assistance.

He added: “This scheme will deliver on our ‘One Wales’ commitment to help pensioners with their council tax.”

Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member for Health, Social Care and Well-being, Councillor Pauline Dobb, said: “I am delighted that the Denbighshire scheme will help our residents who receive a pension but who do not normally receive assistance with their council tax bill.”

To apply, please write to
Pensioner Grant Scheme,
Revenues Department,
Russell House,
Churton Road,
LL18 3DP


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