Disabled band reduction
A discount may be awarded to a liable person if the dwelling is the sole or main residence of at least one qualifying individual and 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) is required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual 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.
If the disabled band reduction is awarded, the discount is worked out by calculating the amount due in the valuation band next lowest in the range. For example, if a band D property is awarded a disabled band reduction, their payments and liability would be calculated at band C.
If the property is a band A, which is the lowest band, a reduction will still apply. This will be calculated at 5/9’s of the amount of a band D.