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
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
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.