Disabled reduction

You may be able to claim a reduction off your Council Tax bill if your property is the only or main home of someone who is substantially and permanently disabled.

In order to qualify, the home must have at least 1 of the following features:

  • a room (other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) which is mainly used by the disabled person and is necessary to meet their needs
  • an additional bathroom or kitchen for the use of the disabled person to meet their needs
  • extra space inside the property which allows use of a wheelchair (the disabled person must need to use their wheelchair indoors)

How we consider the reduction

We will award the reduction if the lack of these extra features would cause the disabled person's health to suffer, disability to become more severe or cause difficulty to live in the home.

To qualify for a reduction, the extra room does not need to be specially built, it can be an existing room used specifically for the person with the disability.

How much is the reduction?

Your bill will be reduced to that of a property in the valuation band below yours. For example, if your home is in band D, your bill will be reduced so that it is the same as a band C.

If your property is in band A (the lowest Council Tax band) your bill will be reduced by 1/9 of the charge for band D.

This will not affect the value of your home or its banding on the valuation list.

How to apply?

Download and complete our application for disabled reduction.

On receipt of your application a visit will be arranged to view your property, the disabled person must be present when we visit.