About the discount
An exemption may be awarded if you're a live-in carer or care worker.
How much the exemption is
If the exemption is awarded, the carer or care worker will not need to pay council tax.
Who can apply for the exemption
A carer or care worker must meet all requirements in Section A or Section B to qualify.
The carer or care worker can apply if they're:
- a community service volunteer or employed by a local authority, charity or other public body to provide care for the person who receives the support
- introduced to the person who receives support by a local authority, charity or other public body
- employed for at least 24 hours per week
- paid no more than £44 a week for this employment
- living on the premises to provide care and support
The carer or care worker can apply if they:
- provide care to someone who receives one of the following benefits:
- Higher Rate of the Attendance Allowance
- Higher Rate of the care component of the Disability Living Allowance
- Increase in the rate of the Disablement Pension
- Increase in the Constant Attendance Allowance
- live in the same home as the person they care for
- provide care for at least 35 hours per week
- are not providing care for their own child who is under 18 years old
- are not married or in a civil partnership, and do not live with the person they provide care for