Council Tax discount for physically disabled people

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

Supporting documents

  • 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:

  • Download and complete the application form
  • Scan the completed application form and supporting documents using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone.
  • Send the completed application form and supporting documents using the evidence form.