Council Tax - Disabled Reduction

If your dwelling has been adapted to meet the needs of a permanently disabled person who lives in the property you may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax.  If you qualify for a reduction the dwelling will be placed in the next lowest Valuation Band.  For example, if your dwelling had been placed in Band D it will be reduced to Band C.  If your dwelling is already in the lowest Band, A, you will still receive a reduction.

The dwelling must be the sole or main residence of at least one person who is substantially and permanently disabled, and the dwelling has been adapted to meet the needs of the disabled person.  This means that one of the following must apply:

Anything that refers to meeting the needs of a disabled resident must be essential or of major importance to their well-being by reason of the nature and extent of their disability.  This means that without the room or space, the disabled person would find it is either physically impossible or extremely difficult to live in the dwelling; their health would suffer; or the disability would likely to become more severe.

Applying For a Council Tax - Disabled Band Reduction

A Council Tax - Disabled Reduction application form can be downloaded from Related Downloads section of this page.  Please note it may be necessary for the Council to arrange to inspect your property as part of the application process.

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