Paying Your Rates
People on low incomes, including pensioners, may receive a reduction in their rates through the Rate Relief Scheme, which is only available in Northern Ireland. Rate Relief may be payable to you if you receive either no help or partial help with rates through the Housing Benefit scheme.
The Rate Relief Scheme helps you if you are on a low income, and:
- you and your partner's total capital and savings do not exceed £16,000, if you are under pension age
- you are a pensioner and you have savings of up to £50,000.