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Council tax

Council tax discount for carers

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

To get a ‘carer's discount’ both the person providing care and the people being cared for must meet the relevant criteria; once you've checked the requirements, send your completed form to The Council Tax Revenues Team.

Requirements for council tax carers discount

To meet the criteria for a carers discount, 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 partner of the person being cared for
  • not be the parent of the person, if they are under 18

The people being cared for must also 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

Amount of council tax discount for carers

If the criteria are met the carer would be 'disregarded', and if 2 adults are living in the property, a 25% discount would be applicable.

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

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Council Tax appointments

To get council tax advice in person at West Offices, you need to make an appointment.

Make an appointment

Council Tax

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551558

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