Application form for council tax reduction for people with disabilities
Please read the following Guidance Notes before you fill in this form
The Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Reduction for Disabilities Regulations 1992, provide for a reduction to the valuation band immediately below that allocated to the dwelling, as shown in the Banding List, providing that certain qualifying conditions are applicable. They are:-
- a disabled person must be resident in the dwelling
and
- the dwelling contains a room other than bathroom, kitchen, or lavatory which is required for meeting the needs of a person with a disability, Usually, this means that the room must have been adapted for a purpose other than for what was originally intended. An example would be where a bedroom has been specially altered to accommodate dialysis equipment for use by the disabled person,
or
- an additional kitchen or bathroom which is required for meeting the needs of a person with a disability, -though a separate ‘toilet’ only does not qualify for this reduction
or
- there is sufficient floor space to permit the use of a wheelchair required for meeting the needs of a person with a disability resident in the dwelling.
A wheelchair is not required for meeting a person's needs if he or she does not need to use it within the dwelling.
Properties in Band A can also qualify for a reduction, if the conditions are satisfied. The Council Tax will be reduced from 6/9ths to 5/9ths of the Band D amount.
Note:
To complete a Reduction for Disabilities Form you will need:
- your Council Tax Account Number
- the name, address and profession of a qualified person for reference purposes.