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Coronavirus: New guidance

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).


Apply for a Council Tax discount for people with a severe mental impairment


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