If you or someone that lives with you needs an extra room, bathroom, kitchen or space in your property to meet special needs arising from a disability, you may be entitled to a reduced Council Tax bill.
How does the discount work?
The bill may be reduced to that of a property in the band immediately below the band shown on the valuation list. This reduction ensures that disabled people do not pay more tax on account of space needed because of a disability.
If your property is already in Band A, the amount of relief will be five ninths of Band D.
Can I qualify?
In determining whether a reduction should apply, we will have to decide whether the extra feature is essential or of major importance to the disabled person's well-being by reason of the nature and extent of their disability.
To qualify for a reduction, the extra room need not be specially built, but could be an existing room used specifically for the person with the disability.However, the room must be specifically used for meeting the needs of the disabled person e.g used for holding a dialysis machine. A living room used as a bedroom is unlikely to qualify.
You will need to complete an application form (pdf - 23kb) which you can either download here or we can send you, if you call Customer Services on 01372 732000. Once the form is received we will arrange for an officer to visit your property to confirm that the qualifying criteria are met.
For further information and to arrange for an officer to come and visit you, please contact us.
Telephone: 01372 732000