Mental health condition

This is a reduction in your council tax bill because someone aged 18 or over who lives with you has a mental health condition and is not counted for council tax purposes. The council tax rules say they must be 'severely mentally impaired', - this includes people who have been diagnosed as suffering with severe and permanent mental health issues. Their condition must be confirmed by a doctor and there is no charge from the medical practitioner.

The person who has a mental health condition must also be in receipt of one of these benefits:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (this also replaced Incapacity Benefit) 
  • A Severe Disability Allowance
  • An Attendance Allowance
  • A Constant Attendance Allowance
  • A Disability Working Allowance
  • An increase in the rate of Disablement Pension
  • Unemployability Supplement
  • Pension Credit
  • Care Component of a Disability Living Allowance, paid at the middle or highest rate
  • Income Support where the applicable amount includes a disability premium
  • Standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit under part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act which includes an amount for limited capability for work

Please send proof of the benefit entitlement, we are unable to process your application without this.
A separate form is required for each severely mentally impaired person.

Please download the Council tax severe mental impairment discount/exemption application form, complete and send in with proofs.

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