Mentally impaired people
You may be entitled to a Council Tax discount if someone who lives with you has a condition that affects the brain. This can include dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, if they’ve had a stroke, a severe or chronic mental illness or have learning difficulties.
To qualify for the discount the person must be over 18 and entitled to any of the following benefits:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance (care component) at the highest or middle rate
- Disablement pension
- Employment and Support Allowance which included a component element
- Income Support
- Personal Independence Payment (standard or enhanced daily living component
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Universal Credit which included a limited capability element
- Unemployability Supplement under the War Pensions Scheme
- Unemployability Supplement
- You will need a certificate signed by a GP confirming that the condition is permanent and severely affects thinking and social functioning. The GP will need to complete the below certificate.
GP certificate severely mentally impaired [pdf] 120KB
- Select the green button below to go to our Council Tax Portal.
- Go to Council Tax Discounts/Exemptions and select view Council Tax Discount/Exemption Services.
- Select Apply for a reduction if you are severely mentally impaired or you have someone living with you that is.
Remember to upload the GP certificate as part of your application.