Blue Badge Scheme
You may be entitled to a reduction in Council Tax if you are disabled or have a disabled person living with you.
The disabled Council Tax reduction scheme aims to ensure that disabled people do not pay more Council Tax because they live in a larger property than they would have needed if they were not disabled. Having a disability does not automatically entitle you to a reduction.
In summary, the requirements for a reduction are that the property must be the main residence of at least one disabled person and it must have at least one of:
- an additional bathroom or kitchen,
- any other room (other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) which is mainly used by predominantly by the disabled person, or
- enough space for the use of a wheelchair - if the wheelchair is for outdoor use only, this will not count
The room or the wheelchair must also be essential or of major importance to the disabled person's well-being, due to the nature and extent of their disability.
'Disabled person' in this context means a person who is substantially and permanently disabled. The disabled person can be either an adult or a child and does not have to be responsible for paying the Council Tax bill.
Council Tax reduction for disabled people - how to apply: