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Disabled band reduction

Council tax liability may be reduced if a permanently disabled person (whether and adult or child) lives in the dwelling.

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To apply please complete the below form:

Disabled band reduction application form

Criteria

An eligible person is a person who is a liable person with regards to a dwelling which is the sole or main residence of at least one qualifying individual and in which there is:

  • A room which is not a bathroom, a kitchen or a lavatory and which is predominantly used (whether for providing therapy or otherwise) by and is required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual resident or dwelling or
  • A bathroom or kitchen which is not the only bathroom or kitchen within the dwelling and which is required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual resident in the dwelling or
  • Sufficient floor space to permit the use of a wheelchair required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual resident in the dwelling. Please note: a wheelchair is not to be considered as being required for meeting an individual’s needs if that person does not need to use it indoors.

For the purposes of these regulations, a “qualifying individual” is someone who is substantially and permanently disabled.

Calculation

If the above criteria is met and the disabled band reduction is awarded, the calculation is arrived at by calculating the amount due in the valuation band next lowest in the range. For example, for a band D property awarded a disabled band reduction, liability would be calculated at band C.

If the property is a band A, a reduction will still apply. This will be calculated at 5/9’s of the amount of a band D.

To Apply

To apply, please complete the form

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