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Disabled person discount

You may be entitled to a council tax discount if you, an adult or a child living with you is permanently disabled. This discount is called a 'Disabled Reduction'.

The reduction will be equivalent to a re-banding of the property in the band immediately below that shown in the valuation list.

This reduction can also be applied to band A properties.

The following rules apply:

  • only people who are liable to pay council tax can apply for a reduction (even if they are not disabled)
  • the disabled person must be living in the property for which the reduction is being sought
  • the disabled person must be substantially and permanently disabled

A reduction can be give provided that the property has:

  • a room, other than a bathroom, kitchen or lavatory, which is used mainly by the disabled person and is required for meeting their needs
  • or an additional bathroom or kitchen which is required to meet their needs
  • or enough space for the use of a wheelchair where one needs to be used inside the dwelling

How to apply

The best way to apply for a discount, is to open an account with us. Once you have an account, you'll be able to view your council tax account online. If you already have an account with us, you can sign in using the button below too.

To continue without an account, click on the link below. Please note that you will not be able to view your bills if you choose to apply this way.