You may be able to get a reduction on your Council Tax bill if you, or an adult or child living with you, is permanently disabled.
The Council Tax team may arrange a home visit.
Who can apply
Your home must have one of the features below, and it must be of vital or major importance to the disabled person's wellbeing
- an extra kitchen or bathroom for the specific needs of the disabled person
- an extra room, not a bathroom, kitchen or toilet, that is mainly used by the disabled person and is required to meet their additional needs
- enough indoor space for the disabled person to use a wheelchair, the wheelchair must be needed for day-to-day living indoors.
The extra room or space for wheelchair use must be of major importance to the disabled person's well being. This means that without this room or space, the disabled person would either
- their health would suffer
- the disability would be likely to become more severe
- find it physically impossible or extremely difficult to live in the dwelling.
How much the reduction is
The reduction is made by charging Council Tax at the valuation band below the one your home is in. So, if your home is in band D, the band C rate will apply to your Council Tax bill. You will get a part reduction even if your home is in band A.
This reduction applies to your Council Tax, water and sewerage charges.
We regularly review our Council Tax discount requests. We may ask you to provide more information or evidence.