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Someone who is resident in a care home, hostel or hospital in England, and is receiving care or treatment there, is not liable to pay council tax.
If someone in your household is admitted to a facility to receive care, they are not counted for the purposes of council tax. Therefore you may be entitled to a discount if there are still others living in the property:
If you have a short stay in hospital, you aren't entitled to a discount and you must still pay your full council tax.
If a property is unoccupied as the owner has been permanently admitted to a care facility the property will be exempt from paying any council tax:
An owner is liable to pay council tax on care homes and certain hostels providing care and support, that are registered under the Care Standards Act 2000.
Any patients whose main home is a care home are disregarded for discount purposes. If all residents are disregarded the owner will be liable for 50%
If one or more people live in your care home but are not patients - for example they are resident staff members, or a resident proprietor (or part of their family) - then council tax will need to be paid, and you are not entitled to an discount.
You can only apply for this exemption if no one else has lived in the property in between.
The person must be being cared for due to: