Council Tax - reduction for disabilities scheme

You may be able to get your bill reduced if your home has certain features which are essential or of major importance to the well-being of someone with a disability. This can be an adult or a child providing they live in the house.

Such features include:

  • A room other than a bathroom, kitchen or lavatory which is used mainly by the person with the disability. For example, you might get a reduction if you have an extension or an extra room used for storing medical equipment or a wheelchair, or a bedroom on the ground floor in a dwelling with two or more floors
  • An additional bathroom or kitchen for the use of the person with the disability
  • Extra space inside the dwelling to allow for the use of a wheelchair.

If your home is eligible, your bill will be reduced to that of a property in the valuation band immediately below the band shown in the valuation list. If your home is in band A, it may be possible to get a reduction of one-ninth of your council tax band amount. For more details about bands see Council Tax valuation bands.

If you think your property qualifies for a reduction under this scheme, or you'd like further information, please contact the council tax (see contacts section of this page).

You can apply for a discount online This link will take you to an external website...  or by printing the relevant form from application forms, then complete and send it to the council offices.

Last reviewed: 14 - 11 - 2016

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