Community Recovery Grant and Council Tax Discount – Storm Henk

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Government Community Recovery Grant and Council Tax Discount Schemes

If you have been affected by the recent floods you can apply for a £500 recovery grant and Council Tax discount to help with immediate needs by completing this form.

Grant for residential properties:

•           The grant is £500 and paid direct to the household

•           Households are eligible where flood water has entered the property, or their residence is considered unliveable for at least 48 hours due to flooding

•           The grant does not apply to empty homes, second homes or student accommodation

Council Tax Discount Scheme

If flood water has entered the habitable areas of your home, or flood water did not enter into the habitable areas but the residence was otherwise considered unliveable as a result of the recent floods, you will receive a discount on your Council Tax for a minimum of three months – this means you do not have to pay Council Tax during this period.

After three months, if you moved out and have not been able to return home, you may not have to pay Council Tax until you move back. If you are not able to move back into your home after three months, please tell us so that this discount may be extended. You may also be able to claim a discount on any Council Tax that you are paying on a second or rented property that you are living in temporarily as a result of not being able to live in your home.

Second homes or empty homes at the time of the flood will not be eligible.

What you should expect from us

Once submitted, we will determine whether you are eligible for the grant payment and Council Tax discount. If successful, payment will be made to the bank account details provided on this form as soon as possible and you will receive a new Council Tax bill. We may need to contact you if further information is required to process your claim.

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