You may qualify for a Council Tax discount if somebody with a severe mental impairment lives in your home.
People are disregarded for Council Tax purposes if they have ‘a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent’.
They must also be entitled to at least one of the following benefits, or would have been entitled if they had not reached pensionable age:
If everyone who lives in the property has severe mental problems, you may not need to pay anything. In this case, please apply for a severe mental impairment exemption.
This form is for new applications only.
Do not complete this form if you:
Your personal information provided on this form will be used in accordance with the Council’s Personal Information Policy.
We will contact the person’s doctor to ask for a certificate to confirm that they have severe mental problems.
If we need more information we will contact you.
We will either reduce the bill or let you know why we have not been able to do so.
Medium - This form usually takes a few minutes to complete
Updated: 19 April 2017