Households that currently receive Council Tax Reduction in some places due to low income will be getting a £65 payment paid to them.

The money is coming from the Government’s Household Support Fund and is to support residents with the cost of living crisis.

If there are children in the household, there will be an additional payment of £20 for every eligible child. 

Click HERE to find out if your local council is providing the payments or giving any other support.

These payments are currently being provided by certain councils, including in the north of England. The Argus has asked Brighton and Hove City Council and district councils in East and West Sussex if they are doing the same and what the amounts are.

Residents in the areas running the payments do not need to apply for these payments. If you currently pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, payment will be made into the same bank account by December 9.

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If you don’t pay by Direct Debit, you will be sent a voucher that you can exchange at the Post Office for cash.