People with disabilities whose homes have been adapted for their use may be entitled to a disabled band reduction. This means that their Council Tax is calculated as if their property is one band lower than it would normally be. If a property is already a band A it is not possible to apply a lower band, but there will be a reduction.
You might qualify for this if a disabled person lives in the property, and it has certain features that are essential for their support. 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 been 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)
- sufficient floor space to allow use of a wheelchair indoors
- You will need to provide a letter from your GP, social worker or physiotherapist confirming the disability.
Apply for a discount for physically disabled people
To apply for the discount you will need to: