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Low Income Pandemic Payment

A one-off £130 Low Income Pandemic Payment (LIPP), will be paid to eligible households by end of October 2021 that are either:

  • in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (this does not include Single Person's Discount - 25%) for at least one day during the period 1 April 2021 to 30 April 2021, or
  • exempt, or
  • have no liability for council tax on the following basis for at least one day during the period 1 April 2021 to 30 April 2021:
    • all the occupants are under 18
    • all the occupants are care leavers
    • all the occupants are severely mentally impaired
    • the property is unoccupied because the resident has gone to someone else's home to provide care or the resident receives care elsewhere
    • all occupants are accessing housing support service and/or living in temporary accommodation or a refuge.

Application process and processing times

Applications for this scheme are now closed.

If you are eligible and have not applied to have the payment made to your bank account or sent by cheque then the £130 will be credited to your council tax account.

If you have any enquiries, please email

Page last updated:
28 Oct 2021

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