Council tax - discount application for carers and care workers

Please complete this form to apply for a council tax discount for carers and care workers. The council tax due on a property may be discounted to reflect the personal circumstances of the adult residents. Such a reduction will apply where less than two adults are resident in the property. For the purpose of the reduction adults who meet the undernoted qualifying conditions shall be disregarded when counting the number of adults in the house.

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Qualifying conditions: Care worker

1. A person who provides care or support on behalf of a local authority or charity for at least 24 hours per week, for which they are paid no more than £44 per week, and resides in premises provided by the local authority or charity for the better performance of their work.

2. A person who provides care or support to their employer, to whom they were referred by a charity, for at least 24 hours per week, for which they are paid no more than £44 per week, and resides in premises provided by their employer for the better performance of their work.

3. A person who provides care or support, for an average of at least 35 hours per week, to someone in receipt of one or more of the following state benefits:

• higher rate of attendance allowance

• highest rate of the care component of a disability living allowance

• an increased rate in Disablement Pension

• an increase in a Constant Attendance Allowance under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme or the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement & Death) Service Pension Order

and resident in the same house, excluding their spouse/partner or a child of theirs aged under 18.

Property on which this discount is to apply


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