Other discounts - Blaby District Council

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Other discounts

Certain people are not counted when working out the number of adults who live in your home, so your bill may be reduced:

  • Full-time students, student nurses, apprentices and youth trainees
  • Foreign student's spouse or dependant/s who is/are prevented from working or claiming benefit may be disregarded for discount purposes or may be exempt
  • Patients resident in hospital
  • Patients who are being looked after in care homes
  • People who are severely mentally impaired (see printable forms below)
  • People staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • 18 or 19 year olds who are at school or have just left
  • Care workers working for low pay, usually for charities
  • People caring for someone with a disability who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18
  • Members of visiting forces and certain international institutions and foreign language assistants
  • Members of religious communities for example monks, nuns
  • People in prison, except those in prison for non-payment of Council Tax or a fine

If a member of your household falls into any of these categories contact us using the details on the right hand side for more information.
If you are aged over 18 and named as liable on the Council Tax account, your Council Tax is payable regardless of age - even if you are of pensionable age. 

If you do not meet any of the criteria for discounts, disregards or exemptions but are out of work, on a low income or claiming Department of Work and Pension Benefits you may be able to claim help with your Council Tax - you should contact our Benefits Team - the details on our website are:
Claiming Council Tax Support

Printable forms

Application for Council Tax discount for severe mental impairment (PDF)   

Application for Carer's Discount

Application for Apprentice Disregard


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Blaby District Council
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Last updated: 23 August 2017

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