Apply for a Caring for Disabled Persons Council Tax Discount if you care for someone with a disability.

To get a ‘carer's discount’ there are certain requirements in respect of both the person providing care, and the person(s) being cared for. If the relevant criteria are met then the carer would be disregarded

If there are 2 adults living in the property then a 25% discount would be applicable. If there are more then 2 adults living in the property, a discount would only apply if all but 1 of the occupants are disregarded.

Once you have checked these requirements, send your completed form to The Council Tax Revenues Team.

Requirements for the carer

The person providing care must:

  • be a resident at the same address as the disabled person
  • be providing care for at least 35 hours per week
  • not be the husband, wife or civil partner of the person
  • not be the parent of the person, if they are under 18

Requirements for the disabled person

The disabled person must receive one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • highest or middle rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • an increase in the rate of disablement pension
  • an increase in the rate of Constant Attendance Allowance
  • standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Armed Forces independent payment

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