Council Discount and Exemptions

Disabled relief

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Council Tax disregard form for severely mentally impaired people

Severely mentally impaired

The severely mentally impaired reduction may apply for a person who has a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent, has a medical certificate from a registered medical practitioner and is entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • the highest or middle rate care component of Disability Living Allowance
  • an increase in the rate of disablement pension for constant attendance
  • a disability element of working tax credit
  • an unemployability supplement Constant Attendance Allowance payable under the industrial injuries or war pensions schemes
  • an unemployability allowance under the industrial injuries or war pensions schemes
  • Income Support which includes a disability premium because of incapacity for work

Physically impaired

A reduction can be made when there is a disabled person resident and one of the following is a feature of the home:

  • a room other than a bathroom, kitchen or lavatory is used predominantly by the disabled person (e.g. an extension or existing room used for storing dialysis equipment or a wheelchair, or a bedroom on the ground floor of a dwelling with 2 or more storeys)
  • a second bathroom or kitchen
  • extra space in the home to allow a wheelchair to be used indoors (the disabled person must use the wheelchair indoors).

In order to qualify for this reduction you should contact us and arrange for a member of staff to visit your property.