If you are caring for somebody in your household (other than your partner or a child under the age of 18) then the person(s) responsible for paying the Council Tax could be eligible for a discount.
To be counted as a carer and qualify for this discount you must provide care for another household resident, for a minimum of 35 hours per week.
You cannot claim this discount if you are caring for your partner, or a child under the age of 18.
The person receiving care must also receive of one of the following benefits:
It is possible for more than one adult to be counted as caring for the same person, provided all the conditions set out above are met.
For example, two parents could be caring for an adult son or daughter.
You should continue to pay the instalments shown on the Council Tax bill until a decision is made.
We will check that you are eligible for the discount and if the Council Tax is reduced, a new bill will be issued. If you are due a refund of Council Tax you have already paid, this will be arranged.