Council Tax discount for physically disabled people

You can apply for a Disabled Band Reduction if:

  • you have a disability; and
  • you have adapted your home for your use

The reduction will mean that we will calculate your Council Tax using one band lower. For example, if your home is in band D, we will charge the rate for band C.

If a property is already band A it is not possible to apply a lower band. There will still be a reduction.

You might qualify if your home has certain features essential for a disabled person. Qualifying criteria are that:

  • the property must be the disabled person's sole or main residence
  • the person must be substantially and permanently disabled
  • the person can be an adult or child
  • the disabled person does not have to be the liable person

The property must have at least one of the following features:

  • a room (not a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) which is predominantly used by the disabled person. This room's original use has changed to accommodate the disabled person. For example, a room used to store therapy equipment, dialysis equipment, Braille machine or oxygen cylinders.
  • a second bathroom or kitchen which has been adapted to meet their needs (a sole bathroom or kitchen even if adapted would not qualify)
  • enough floor space to allow use of a wheelchair indoors

Apply for a discount for physically disabled people 

You will need to provide:

  • a letter from your GP, social worker or physiotherapist confirming your disability

To apply for the discount you will need to:

  • Download and complete the application form
  • Scan the completed application form and supporting documents using a scanner or digital camera
  • Send the completed application form and supporting documents using the Evidence form.