You may be able to get a reduction on your council tax if you or a member of your household is substantially and permanently disabled.
You must live in a larger property than you would need if the person didn’t have a disability. Your home must have at least one of these:
- a room - other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet - which is mainly used by the disabled person and is required especially for meeting their needs (e.g. for providing therapy)
- an extra bathroom or kitchen, which is required to meet the needs of the disabled person
- extra space inside the property to allow the disabled person to move around from room to room in a wheelchair
The discount is a one-band reduction. For example, if you live in a Band B property, you will pay a Band A charge. If you already live in a Band A property, your council tax will be reduced by one ninth of the Band D charge.