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    Hello guys, I'm an international student and I study A-level( currently A2). I'm receiving a council tax bill even though i'm a full time student. The letter said that as now I'm over 20 years i have to pay council tax, but when i visited the customer service the adviser said that I will not get any bills because i was under 20 when I applied for it. So I'm really confused right now Please help if u can
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    (Original post by Doniyor95)
    Hello guys, I'm an international student and I study A-level( currently A2). I'm receiving a council tax bill even though i'm a full time student. The letter said that as now I'm over 20 years i have to pay council tax, but when i visited the customer service the adviser said that I will not get any bills because i was under 20 when I applied for it. So I'm really confused right now Please help if u can
    Normally being a full time student of any age should make you exempt.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Normally being a full time student of any age should make you exempt.
    I thought the same, but I just found out that if you study A-level and you are over 20 you will be liable for council tax
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    (Original post by Doniyor95)
    I thought the same, but I just found out that if you study A-level and you are over 20 you will be liable for council tax
    That doesnt make much sense to me , especially if a university student would be exempt and they have a small income whereas a level students wont.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    That doesnt make much sense to me , especially if a university student would be exempt and they have a small income whereas a level students wont.
    Yes agree with that, even though i don't work and have no income at all here they are making me pay and not considering me as a student
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    (Original post by Doniyor95)
    Yes agree with that, even though i don't work and have no income at all here they are making me pay and not considering me as a student
    Have you looked into whether they offer council tax benefits because if they are saying you arent a student, then have no income should make you eligible for that.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Have you looked into whether they offer council tax benefits because if they are saying you arent a student, then have no income should make you eligible for that.
    I have, it says 'If your immigration permission has a 'no recourse to public funds' condition and you have claimed or tried to claim Council Tax benefit, or a 'Council Tax reduction' as defined in the Immigration Rules, this could mean that you are breaching immigration rules.'
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    have you provided proof that you're a full time student?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    have you provided proof that you're a full time student?
    Yes, I did get the letter from the college and brought it local council
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    You need to check with the Council . It isnt clear. I would visit them in person.

    There isnt enough information which says if you applied to do A levels whilst under 20 that the exemption carries on till you finish the course.

    You will count as a student for Council Tax purposes if you are:

    (i) under 20 years old, and studying for a qualification up to or equivalent to A level or Higher Scottish Certificate of Education on a course lasting 3 months or more involving a minimum of 12 hours a week daytime study;

    or

    (ii) a foreign language assistant working in a school or educational institution and registered with the British Council;

    or

    (iii) studying and enrolled at an institution in the UK, or in another country of the European Union, on a course which:

    (a) lasts at least one academic year, or one calendar year if your educational institution does not have academic years; and
    (b) requires you to undertake the course for at least 24 weeks a year; and
    (c) involves at least 21 hours study, classes or work experience a week during term.
    If yor qualification lapses under 1, then I assume you cna qualify under 3 if you meet the requirement.
 
 
 
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