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Council tax band reductions

We may give a band reduction if a permanently disabled person lives in a dwelling with certain features, which are essential, or of major importance to the well being of the disabled.

What the service is for

Disability relief is a council tax reduction designed to help households where one or more members suffer from a permanent disability.

The member of the household does not have to be aged 18 or over.

The property must be the disabled person's sole or main residence and meet one of the following:

  • there must be a room mainly used by and for meeting the needs of the disabled person
  • there must be a second bathroom or kitchen used by and for meeting the needs of the disabled person
  • the disabled person must use a wheelchair indoors.

Details required

The nature of the person's disability and any benefits they receive from the Department for Work & Pensions.

How long with it take?

An inspector may contact you to arrange a home visit.

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