Council tax discounts and exemptions
Reductions for people with disabilities
You may qualify for a reduction in the valuation band of your property, if there is someone living in your property who is permanently physically disabled, providing a room has been set aside or adaptations or extensions have been made to the property, which are mainly used by the disabled person.
Before granting a reduction we must be satisfied that there is a disabled person resident who needs one or more of the following facilities:
- a room mainly used by and required to meet the needs of the disabled person e.g. a living room used as a bedroom, a room set aside for dialysis equipment;
- a second kitchen or bathroom required to meet the needs of the disabled person (bathrooms converted to shower rooms will NOT qualify);
- space for a wheelchair to be used inside the home.
The extra facilities must be essential or of major importance to the well-being of the disabled person.
If you have any queries or would like assistance in completing this form please contact the helpline on 0845 1300 330.
To help us decide whether or not you are entitled to the reduction we may, at a later date, need to ask for a letter from an occupational therapist, social worker, doctor or similarly qualified person supporting your application. Alternatively we may arrange for a council officer to visit your home.