Council tax discounts for disabled people

How to apply

If you, or someone who lives with you, needs a room or an extra bathroom or kitchen, or extra space in your property to meet the needs arising from a disability, you may be entitled to a reduced council tax bill.

For bands B to H, the bill may be reduced to that of a property in the band immediately below the band shown in the valuation list. For example, if you live in a band D property you will pay at a band C rate if the reduction is applied.

For band A dwellings, successful applicants would receive a 1/9 reduction.

Check your property banding (GOV.UK)

These reductions ensure that disabled people who have disabled facilities in their home do not pay more tax on account of space needed because of a disability.

The disabled person doesn't need to be over 18.

For this discount, you need to meet at least one criterion from the list below:

  • A room: this should contain equipment that supports you with your disability
  • A second bathroom or kitchen: this can be an existing bathroom that has been adapted for your needs
  • Using a wheelchair indoors

Before you apply

Read our guidance notes for a council tax reduction for disabled people

If you think that one of these applies to you, please complete our online form:

Apply for a council tax reduction

Alternatively, complete our council tax contact form to request a paper application form which you can complete and return to us.

We can also offer help with your council tax bill if you suffer from a mental disability

Last updated: 17/02/2022 16:22