About the discount
A discount may be awarded if a member of your household is severely mentally impaired. This is defined as having a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.
How much the discount is
You might be able to apply for a discount on your Council Tax bill if you or someone you live with is severely mentally impaired.
You’ll need to:
- get a certificate to say you’re severely mentally impaired from a medical professional, such as your GP
- prove your eligibility for certain benefits - check with your local council
If you qualify as severely mentally impaired
You’ll get a 100% discount if you qualify as severely mentally impaired and one of the following applies:
- you live on your own
- any other adults in your household either qualify as severely mentally impaired or are full-time students
There’ll be a 50% discount on the council tax bill if everyone else in your household is ‘disregarded’.
If you live with someone who is severely mentally impaired
You’ll get a 25% discount if you live with someone who qualifies as severely mentally impaired and either:
- there are no other adults in your household
- everyone else in your home is disregarded
Who can apply for the discount
To apply for discount the person with severe mental impairments must be entitled to at least one of these benefits:
- Attendance Allowance
- Personal Independent Payment
- Disability Living Allowance
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Disability Element in Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – Limited Capability for Work Related Activity (LCWRA) element
- Incapacity Benefit
You can apply on someone else's behalf if they are a member of your household.