If you, or someone (including a child) who lives with you has a disability, your council tax bill could be reduced to the next lowest Council Tax band. For example:
- your property is in Band D, you’ll pay the Band C rate.
- If your home is already in the lowest band (Band A), you’ll get a 17% discount on your council tax bill instead.
Having a disability does not automatically entitle you to the disabled band reduction.
Your home must be the main residence of at least one disabled person, and you need to show you have either:
- An extra bathroom or kitchen that is needed for the disabled person.
- Extra space inside the property for using a wheelchair (if the wheelchair is for outside use only, this will not count)
- Any other room (apart from a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) that is of major importance and essential to the wellbeing of the person who has the disability
The ‘any other room’ must be essential or of major importance to the disabled person’s wellbeing, due to the nature and extent of their disability.
After you've applied for a discount
You must carry on paying your current council tax bill until you hear from us with a decision.
- If you get the discount, we will check every year that you're still entitled to it. We’ll cancel your reduction if you do not reply to our yearly letters.
- Please tell us if your circumstances change, within 21 days, as this may affect your discount. If you don't tell us you may have to pay a penalty.