Disabled people

 

Disabled reduction

You may qualify for a reduction in your Council Tax if you, or someone who lives with you (an adult or a child) is disabled and you have special facilities in your home to meet their needs. Your home must have at least one of the following features:

  • A room (but not a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) that is specifically set aside and used for meeting the needs of the disabled person. For example, an extension or an extra room needed for storing dialysis equipment
  • A second bathroom or kitchen required for meeting the needs of the disabled person
  • Enough floor space for the disabled person who needs to use a wheelchair indoors

If you qualify for a reduction you will pay the amount of Council Tax charged for the valuation band immediately below the band allocated to your home in the valuation list. For example, if your home is valued in band C and you are entitled to a reduction, you will pay the amount of Council Tax set for a home valued in band B. If your home is valued in band A and you are entitled to a reduction, the reduction will be equivalent to 1/9th of a band D charge. 

How to apply

After we have received your application, a Revenues Inspector will contact you to make an appointment to visit you in your home. Apply

The band reduction will remain in place if the disabled person occupies the property as their main residence.