Further council tax discounts that are available
Other Council Tax reductions for disabled people or people who are severely mentally impaired
For Council Tax purposes, a person is severely mentally impaired if they have a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent. To be eligible for a Council Tax reduction, the person will need a doctor's certificate saying that they are severely mentally impaired and entitled to one of the following benefits:
- Disability Living Allowance care component at the middle or highest rate
- Attendance Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Incapacity Benefit
- Income Support including a disability premium (this includes anyone whose partner has a disability premium for them included in their income-based Jobseeker's Allowance)
- the disability element of Working Tax Credit
If the person is over State Pension age but would have been entitled to one of the above benefits if they were under State Pension age, they may also be eligible for a reduction.
People who are severely mentally impaired are not counted when adding up the number of people in a property. So for example if a husband and wife were living together and one had a severe mental impairment, they would get the discount of 25% that an adult living alone would get. No Council Tax is payable on a property occupied solely by people with a severe mental impairment. To apply for Council Tax reduction for disabled people please download the form and fill it in.