Apply for Discount or Exemption

If you are the person in your home that is responsible for paying council tax, you may be entitled to a discount, or reduction on the amount of Council Tax you pay or you may even be exempt from it and not have to pay any Council Tax. 

You can apply for a discount or exemption if:

  • you are the only occupier aged over 18 in your property
  • you are a student
  • you are severely mentally impaired

 

Apply for discount or exemption

 

Or if you are:

  • a patient or resident in a hospital 
  • being looked after in a care home
  • someone with learning disabilities
  • staying in certain hostels or night shelters
  • a 18 and 19 year old who are at, or have just left college
  • caring for someone with a disability (who is not a spouse, partner or child under 18)
  • a member of visiting forces and certain international institutions
  • a member of a religious community
  • in prison

 

Complete a discount or exemption form 

 

Discounts for disabled people

If you or another adult living in the property have a disability, you may be eligible for a reduction to your Council Tax. 

You’ll have to show that you’ve either:

  • an extra bathroom, kitchen or other room that you need for the disabled person
  • extra space inside the property for using a wheelchair

The property must be the main home of at least 1 disabled person. This can be an adult or a child - it doesn’t have to be the person responsible for paying the Council Tax.

Apply for the discount

Call us on 020 8708 5670 or print the application form (PDF 116KB)

  • the first two pages of the application form should be completed by the applicant and the
  • third and fourth pages the declaration, by a professional person aware of the situation i.e. doctor, social worker, nurse.

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