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Severe mental impairment discount

This is a reduction in your Council Tax bill because the only other person who lives with you aged 18 or over (unless other residents aged 18 or over are eligible for other discounts) has a permanent severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning.

This must be certificated by a registered medical practitioner and they must be entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Unemployment supplement (abolished in 1987 but existing claimants remain entitled)
  • Constant Attendance Allowance payable under the Industrial Injuries or War Pension schemes
  • Unemployability Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • The higher or middle rate care component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Any rate of the Daily Living component of Personal Independence Payment
  • An increase for constant attendance in the rate of Disablement Pension
  • The Disability element of Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support which includes a disability premium because of incapacity for work

Download a form to claim severe mental impairment discount

If only one person lives at the property and they are severely mentally impaired, the property may be exempt from Council Tax.

If all residents over 18 at the property are severely mentally impaired, the property may be exempt from Council Tax.

Council Tax exemptions