Council Tax discount for carers and care workers

To be exempt from Council Tax you must either be a care worker, or a carer in full.


 You must meet the following criteria:

  • resident within the same property as the person being cared for
  • providing care for at least 35 hours per week
  • providing care to a person who is in receipt of any of the following benefits:
    • Attendance Allowance (lower or higher rate)
    • Disability Living Allowance care component (middle or higher rate)
    • Personal Independence Payments daily living component (standard or enhanced)
    • Armed Forces Independence payments
    • An increase in the rate of Disablement Pension
    • An increase in constant Attendance Allowance
  • you do not qualify if you are the parent caring for your child who is under-18
  • you do not qualify if you are caring for your spouse or civil partner

Care workers

You must meet the following criteria:

  • providing care or support on behalf of a local authority or charitable body, or
  • employed by the person who is being cared for and introduced to the person through  a local authority or charity
  • employed for at least 24 hours per week
  • receiving less than £44 per week
  • resident in premises provided by your employer to perform your duties ( this does not mean you have to reside with the person you are caring for)

Apply for a discount for carers and care workers

To apply for the discount you will need to:

  • Download and complete the application form
  • Scan the completed application form using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone
  • Attach the image and answer the questions on the evidence form