Severe mental impairment

You won't pay Council Tax on your property if everyone over the age of 18 in the property is severely mentally impaired. This includes people who've been diagnosed as suffering with severe and long term mental health issues including Alzheimer's, dementia and stroke.

You will pay Council Tax if one person over the age of 18 in the property is not severely mentally impaired. However, you may be able to get a 25% Council Tax reduction.

To be able to get a reduction:

  • the person must have a severe mental impairment as confirmed by their doctor. We will ask for permission to write to the doctor for confirmation
  • the person must be entitled to certain benefits

Apply for a Council Tax reduction