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... .  If you would like to paper copy of the form to complete please contact the council tax department.

Last reviewed: 21 - 08 - 2017

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