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.
You will need to tell us:
- Your council tax account number
- The name and details of the disability
- The date which the disability started
- The name and address of the GP of the disabled person, as we may write out for further information
After you have applied, a property inspector will get in touch to arrange a date to attend the property to complete their inspection, take photos and compile a report in order for a decision to be made on your application.