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Carers discounts and disregards

Council tax discounts are available for residents who provide care for others.

For the purposes of council tax a care worker is a person who is employed to provide care for someone by a charity or local authority and a carer is unpaid.

Discount for care workers.

If you are a care worker you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount if the following applies to your circumstances.

  • You provide support or care for another resident who lives at the same address as you.
  • You are employed to care for this person by a charity or local authority and they introduced you to the person requiring care.
  • You earn less than £44 per week
  • You work for at least 24 hours a week.
  • You are a resident at the place where you deliver care or dwell in premises provided to allow best performance of the care work you provide.

To apply for this discount please complete our application form and upload a photo or scanned image of your current wage slip.

You can also download and carers discount application form to complete and send back to us by email.

What happens next?

Please continue to pay the current amount on your bill until your account has been adjusted and we have sent you an official notification a discount has been applied to your account.

Discounts for carers

If you are a carer you may be eligible for a Council Tax discount if the following applies to your circumstances.

  • You provide care for someone who lives with you.
  • You provide care for someone for at least 35 hours a week.

The person you care for must be entitled to any of the following:

  • Any rate of Attendance Allowance.
  • The middle or highest rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
  • Any rate of the daily living activity component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
  • An increase in their disablement pension.
  • An increase in Constant Attendance Allowance.
  • Armed Forces Independent Payment.

The person being cared for is not a spouse, partner or a child under the age of 18.

How to apply

To apply for this discount please complete our application form with evidence of the benefit entitlement for the person you care for who lives with you.

You can also download our carers discount application form to complete and send back to us by email.

What happens next?

When you have sent us an application for carers discount we will assess whether you meet the eligibility criteria and send you an new bill showing the discount has been applied.

Please continue to pay the current amount on your bill until your account has been adjusted and we have sent you an official notification a discount has been applied to your account.