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Carer and Care Workers

If you're a professional or unpaid carer you may be entitled to a reduction in Council Tax.

In order to qualify for a reduction you must meet the following criteria:

Professional Carers

If you provide care or support for a disabled person for at least 24 hours per week and receive less than £44.00 per week in payment for that care please complete our Council Tax Discount for Professional Carer form

A person will be disregarded for the purposes of calculating the council tax if they are:

  • Engaged to provide care and support to a person on behalf of either a Local Authority, the Common Council of the City of London, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Crown or a Charitable Body.
  • They are employed by a person to whom they are providing care and they were introduced by one of the above.
  • They are employed to provide care for at least 24 hours a week, and are paid no more than £44.00 per week.
  • They are resident in premises provided either by the relevant body (i.e. the charity) or by the person to whom they are providing care.

Relative or Unpaid Carer

If you are resident in the property and provide care for a person with a disability who is receiving certain allowances or disability pensions please complete our Council Tax Discount for Relative or Unpaid Carer Form.

A person will be disregarded for the purposes of council tax if they are:

  • Providing care to a person who is in receipt of:
    • An attendance allowance under section 65 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2),*
    • The highest or middle rate of the care component of a disability living allowance under section 72(4)(a) of that Act*
    • An increase in a constant attendance allowance under the proviso to article 14 of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983(3), or under article 14(1)(b) of the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983(4)
    • An increase in the rate of his disablement pension under section 104 of that Act
    • The standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of personal independence payment under section 78(3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012
  • Resident in the same dwelling as the person to whom they are providing care
  • Providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average
  • The person to whom they are providing care is over 18 years old and is not the spouse or partner of the carer, or they are providing care to a child under the age of 18 years and they are not the parent of this child.