Council tax discounts for people with disabilities

Council tax discounts for people with disabilities


Who is entitled to a reduction?

You may be entitled to a reduction if anyone in your household is disabled and requires certain facilities to meet their needs.

Who would be considered to be disabled?

This would be any person who is substantially and permanently disabled because of illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise.

What facilities are eligible?

  • A room (other than a bathroom, kitchen, or lavatory) predominantly used by the disabled person.
  • An additional bathroom or an additional kitchen.
  • Sufficient floor space to permit the use of a wheelchair which must be used within the dwelling.

These facilities must be essential or of major importance to the well being of the disabled person by reason of the nature and extent of their disability.

Are my financial circumstances taken into account?

No

How much will the reduction be?

The effect of the reduction is to place the property into one valuation Band lower than it otherwise would be. Where a property is currently in Band A, with effect from 1 April 2000, a reduction may now be applied for.

General information

  • The disabled person must be resident at the property for the reduction to be allowed.
  • You must notify the Local Taxation Unit if you have reason to believe that you are not entitled to this reduction.

This page was last updated on 19 January 2017