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.

Using your information

We may use the information you tell us to make sure that you’re claiming all of the benefits you’re entitled to. We may also share information with other teams, for example as evidence to support a benefit claim.