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Disability Relief for Council Tax

You may be eligible for the Disability Relief if you live in a larger property than you would need if you or another occupant weren't disabled

Who can apply?

We can grant a reduction on your Council Tax if:

  • a resident (adult or child) at the property is disabled; and,
  • you have a room, or an extra bathroom or kitchen, to meet the special needs of the disability; or,
  • you use a wheelchair indoors.

How much will the bill be reduced by?

If you qualify, your bill will be reduced by putting your home in the valuation band below the one you are currently charged on, so if your home is in Band C, we put it in Band B.

If the property is in Band A, the charge will be reduced by the equivalent of one ninth of the Band D charge.

How to apply

Complete the online application form, providing:

  • your Council Tax reference number
  • the full name of the disabled person
  • contact details to arrange the visit
  • the date you started to use the wheelchair in the property (this could be the purchase date) if you are claiming for use of a wheelchair in the property

In order to use this service. Please register your details or login. If you have already registered before - then click on the 'My Council Tax and Benefit Information' link.

What happens next?

Once we have received the application, we'll get in touch to arrange an appointment to visit your property, normally within one month.

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