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Money off council tax for severe mental disability

You can get a reduction in your council tax if you, or someone you live with (who is over the age of 18) has a severe mental disability.

Conditions that might cause a severe mental disability could include people who have been diagnosed with severe and permanent mental health issues, such as:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • other forms of dementia

You must have a medical certificate from a doctor, and also be entitled to (but not necessarily in receipt of) one of the following benefits:

  • Armed forces independence payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (higher or middle rate care component)
  • Disability Working Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support (which includes a disability premium)
  • Increase in Disablement pension (due to constant attendance being needed)
  • Personal Independence Payment (standard or enhanced daily living component)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Unemployability Allowance
  • Unemployability Supplement
  • Universal Credit (including an element for limited capability for work or limited capability for work and work-related activity)

Each person must complete their own application and provide a medical certificate from a doctor.

If a person is unable to complete their own application, a friend or relative can complete the application on their behalf.

Apply for a discount or an exemption

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