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Disabled Person Discount

You may be able to get a reduction on your Council Tax if you, an adult or a child living with you is permanently disabled.

The reduction is applied by re-banding the property to the band below the current valuation. For example, if you are in a Band D property and the discount is applied, you will be classed as a Band C property.

This reduction can also be applied to band A properties.


The property must have at least one of the following:

  • A room (other than a bathroom, kitchen or a lavatory) which is predominantly used by the person with the disability
  • An additional bathroom or kitchen within the property, which is necessary for meeting the needs of the disabled person
  • A wheelchair used indoors by the disabled person

A single bathroom or kitchen, even if specially adapted to meet the needs of a person with a disability, does not qualify.

Wheelchairs are not considered to be required for meeting the needs of a disabled person if he/she does not need to use it in the living accommodation of the property.

Apply for a disability reduction

If you meet the criteria for a Disabled person discount, contact the Revenues team. When making an assessment we will need to visit the property, so please ensure you give a contact number when applying.

Last updated 15 February 2019
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