Renfrewshire Council

Removal of Family Premium from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Before May 2016, if you claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and you have children, you will receive a Family Premium of £17.45.

But from May 2016 the Family Premium will no longer be included in Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

What does this mean for me?

If you make a new claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction you will not receive the Family Premium.

If you have a child or become responsible for a child after May 2016, you will not receive this premium even if you already claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.

If you already claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction and receive the Family Premium, you will continue to receive it until you make a new claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction or you are no longer responsible for any children.

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