To claim council tax support, you must: have a low income or be entitled to a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions or the Pension Service live at the property pay council tax Universal Credit doesn't cover council tax so you'll need to make a separate claim for support. As you go through the claim form, we'll tell you what documents you need to give us and how you can do this. You can also see documents you might need for a claim before you apply. Make a claim for council tax support Some changes were made to council tax support in April 2020 for people of working age. Find out about the council tax support scheme changes.