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Severely mentally impaired people (SMI)

If you or a member of your household have a severe mental impairment you may be eligible for a discount.

If everyone living in the property is severely mentally impaired or if someone living with you is Severely mentally impaired and you are the only other adult living in the property then you are eligible to apply.

To qualify as severely mentally impaired for this purpose, a person must be:

  • Confirmed as severely mentally impaired by a registered medical practitioner
  • Entitled to one of the following qualifying benefits
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • the high or mid rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • an increase in the rate of Disablement Pension
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support (which includes a disability premium)
  • the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Unemployability Supplement
  • Unemployability Allowance 
  • Universal Credit (that includes an element for limited capability to work, or limited capability for work and work-related activity)

How to apply

What you will need:

  • your Council Tax reference number (if known) and postcode
  • the names of all adults living at the address

What to do:  

  • you will need to log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the form
  • MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7

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