Severe mental impairment
Last updated 21 June 2023
You will not pay Council Tax on your property if all adult residents are 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 may be able to get a 25% Council Tax reduction if some adult residents are severely mentally impaired and live with one other adult.
|Adult residents||Council Tax reduction|
|All adult residents diagnosed with severe mental impairments||Exempt|
|One or more adult residents diagnosed with severe mental impairments and one other adult||25% reduction|
|One or more adult residents diagnosed with severe mental impairments and 2 or more other adults||No discount|
To get a reduction
Eligible residents must:
- have a severe mental impairment as confirmed by their doctor
- be entitled to one of the following benefits:
- Employment Support Allowance
- Attendance Allowance
- the daily living component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- the care component of Disability Living Allowance, payable at the higher or middle rate
- an increase in Universal Credit for limited capability for work
- Disabled Person’s Tax Credit
- an unemployability allowance payable with disablement benefit or war disablement pension
- Income Support where the applicable amount includes a disability premium
You must provide evidence of this in the form of:
- an award letter from the Department for Work and Pensions for each of the disability benefits received
- a letter from the person's GP or medical practitioner. You should not be charged for this
You can download a form to print out and give to your GP or medical practitioner:
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