Single person discount review
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is continuing to review discounts which will help identify fraudulent claims among Council Tax payers who are attempting to cheat the system.
Each year local authorities nationwide receive a high volume of applications for Single person's discount. Sadly, some of these applications are not genuine and just like benefit cheats, these people are claiming reductions in their bills falsely.
Legislation exists which allows Council Tax cheats to be prosecuted in the same way that benefit cheats are, through the court system and made to pay back the money they owe.
Checks will be made to ensure everyone who claims the discount is genuine. However, occasionally circumstances may not be so easy to explain. To help in these situations we have included the most frequently asked questions that can arise throughout this review period.
If you've received a single person discount review letter
If we've contacted you as part of our review of single person discounts, you can use our online form to confirm whether you're still the only adult aged 18 or over living at your address. You will need to confirm your current details with us. You can do this and complete the review online.
To access your review form you will need to enter your unique PIN number. You can find this PIN number on the letter we sent to you.
The review explained
If you have any questions regarding the form or require further information, we have a list of frequently asked questions that will help you to find out more.