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Please see the guidance notes before applying. 

Only the person liable to pay the Council Tax can apply for a reduction.

The disabled person must be living in the property for which the reduction is being sought.

Only the person liable to pay the Council Tax can apply for a reduction.

The disabled person must be living in the property for which the reduction is being sought.


Guidance notes

The provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 define a disabled person as someone who is "substantially and permanently disabled (whether by illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise)".

In assessing this application, the Council will need to be satisfied:

  1. that there is a disabled resident who needs either:
    1. space to use a wheelchair indoors, or
    2. an additional bathroom or kitchen
    3. a special room required to meet the disabled persons needs (eg. dialysis room, treatment room, storage for special equipment or a bedroom provided at ground floor level in a property with two or more storeys)
  2. that this space or room is essential or of major importance to the wellbeing of the disabled resident because of the nature and extent of their disability

Please supply a note from a doctor or other professional, confirming that the disabled resident uses a wheelchair indoors, or confirming the reason that extra space or a special room is required.

If, for any reason, you are unable to obtain such confirmation easily, then do not delay your application if you believe you are eligible for a reduction. However, we may subsequently need to ask for evidence in support of your application.

It may also be necessary for an officer of the Council to visit the property in respect of which this application is made, to verify certain details.

The personal information you provide will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.