If someone in your household is severely mentally impaired (has a severe impairment to intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent), they are not counted for the purposes of council tax.
To claim a discount or exemption, you must provide a certificate of confirmation from a registered medical practitioner (e.g. a doctor).
A property occupied solely by a person(s) who is severely mentally impaired, may be eligible for an exemption (so there will be no Council Tax to pay at all).
The person who is severely mentally-impaired must also be entitled to one of the benefits below (or would be entitled if they were not of pensionable age):
- Short-term or long-term Incapacity Benefit
- Employment Support Allowance
- Attendance Allowance
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Care component of a Disability Living Allowance, paid at the highest or middle rate
- Daily Living Component of Personal Independence Payment
- An increase in Disablement Pension for constant attendance
- The disability element of Working Tax Credit
- Unemployability allowance or supplement
- Constant Attendance Allowance payable under the Industrial Injuries or War Pension schemes
- Armed Forces Independent Payment
- Income Support which includes a disability premium because of incapacity
- The ‘limited capability for work’ or ‘the limited capability for work related elements’ of Universal Credit