MORE than 10,000 pensioners are in line to have their council tax frozen in April.
Kirklees Council's Tory cabinet is "pleased" with the response to a ground- breaking scheme unveiled last November.
Applications are coming in every day for a saving expected to amount to £30 in a year.
Clr David Hall, the cabinet member responsible for revenues and benefits, said: "We are really pleased that so many over 65s are taking up the reduction scheme.
"We have had a bigger response than we anticipated and the reduction should make a big difference to older people on a fixed income, many of whom struggle financially.
"We are currently assessing each of the forms we have received. Applicants will be told they have received their reduction when they get their new council tax bills."
Tory leaders of the council are the first in the UK to give pensioners a freeze on their council tax at last year's rates.
Anyone who is over 65 and not claiming any other council tax benefit.
People who return an application form are also being offered a free benefit check to see if they qualify for even more help towards their bill.
Tory leaders say the freeze will help those on fixed incomes who find their bill difficult to afford. Bills for everyone else are expected to rise by 3% in April.