Reduce your Council Tax
Disabled Persons Reduction
If your property has been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled person we may be able to reduce your bill by putting your property into a lower council tax band. If your property is in the lowest band already we may still be able to reduce your bill.
The person responsible for paying the Council Tax bill usually applies for the reduction even if they are not the disabled person. For example, the disabled person may be a child.
In order to qualify, the person with a disability must live in your home.
There must be at least one of the following features in the property:
- A room, other than a kitchen, bathroom, or toilet used by, and for meeting the needs of, the person with a disability- e.g. a room set aside for storage of dialysis equipment.
- An additional bathroom or kitchen used predominantly by, and for meeting the needs of, the person with the disability
- Additional space inside the home to allow for the use of a wheelchair.
If you get a Disabled Person's Reduction you can still apply for other discounts
You can also still apply for Council Tax Support if you have a low income.
After you've applied for the Disabled Person's Reduction
You must continue to pay the instalments shown on your Council Tax bill until you hear from us.
We periodically check accounts that have been granted discounts and exemptions. If we contact you to review your discount and we don't hear back from you, we will cancel it.You must tell us if there is a change in your circumstances that may affect your discount. If you don't tell us you may have to pay a penalty.
You must tell us if there is a change in your circumstances that may affect your discount. If you don't tell us you may have to pay a penalty.