Council Tax

Council Tax - Carers Discount

To claim the Carers Discount all of the following conditions must apply to your caring situation:

1) You look after someone who is entitled to the middle or higher rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance, the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment at any rate, Attendance Allowance at any rate, or the highest rate of Constant Attendance Allowance.

2) You provide care for that person for at least 35 hours a week, you will be entitled to 25% discount from your Council Tax bills and possibly 50% in the case of two carers providing 35 hours care each per week.

3) The person cared for is not your husband/wife, or partner (i.e. living together as if married).

4) The person cared for is over l8 years old.

5) The person cared for lives with you.

Please note if there is another adult living in the house and liable to pay the tax, this will affect your entitlement.

If you think you meet all the qualifying criteria to claim Carers Discount you should contact your local Council Tax department.

For further information, see the Council Tax Discounts page.