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Council Discount and Exemptions

Council Discount and Exemptions

Patients in care, nursing homes and hospitals

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Council Tax disregard form for patients in care, nursing homes and hospitals

Care homes

A residential care home must be registered under one of the following:

  • The Residential Homes Act 1984
  • The National Assistance Act 1948
  • The National Health Service Act 1977

or be residential accommodation provided and run by the Abbeyfield Society or a body affiliated to the Society (homes with three beds or less may be exempt from registration)

A nursing home is:

an establishment which is a nursing home within the meaning of the Registered Homes Act 1984 or an establishment which is a mental nursing home within the meaning of that Act

Hospitals

During temporary stays in hospital you do not qualify for a reduction in your council tax. · During long term stays in hospital you may qualify for a reduction in your council tax.