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Severe Mental Impairment

A reduction in Council Tax may be applicable if a person/people resident in a property are severely mentally impaired.


Do you qualify for a reduction?

Someone is considered to be severely mentally impaired if: 

The person has a severe mental impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.

In order to qualify, the applicant must be entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Incapacity benefit or Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Attendance Allowance 
  • Severe Disablement Allowance or ESA
  • Care component of a disability living allowance (highest or middle rate)
  • An increase in the disablement pension 
  • Working tax credit disability premium or ESA
  • The standard or enhanced rate of daily living component of the Personal Independence Payment

Please note: the Council may contact the applicant's doctor for further information.


If you think you are eligible for a reduction please click here and complete our Council Tax discount application form