You may qualify for a Council Tax discount if your home has certain features which are essential, or of major importance, to the wellbeing of an adult or child with a permanent and substantial disability who lives in the property.
You can qualify for a discount if your home has the following features:
Any reduction granted does not depend on income or savings.
If you are granted a reduction, the property will be put into the band below that shown in the Valuation List and a new bill will be sent to you.
Only one reduction can be given for each property. If the property is already on the lowest band - A the reduction is calculated as five ninths of the amount set by the Local Authority for properties shown in Band D.
This form is for new applications only.
Do not complete this form if you:
The person who is responsible for paying Council Tax must apply even if it is another person living in the property who has a disability.
Please complete the application form with every detail you feel will help your case.
Your personal information provided on this form will be used in accordance with the Council’s Personal Information Policy.
An inspector from the Council Tax Office may visit the property to ensure that every adaptation has been taken into account. The Council Tax Office will consider whether the features are essential or of major importance to the person with a disability.
We will then inform you of our decision and send you an updated bill if the discount has been granted.
You have the right to appeal against our decision. Details of how to appeal to the Valuation Officer will be sent to you on request, or contact us for more information.
Medium - This form usually takes a few minutes to complete
Updated: 19 April 2017