Carer discount

To qualify for a discount the carer must:

  • Be resident in the same dwelling as the person receiving care
  • Provide care for an average of 35 hours per week

The carer must also be providing care for a person who is entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Any rate of attendance allowance
  • The highest or middle rate are component of a disability living allowance (if you were born on or before 8 April 1948 and have an existing claim)
  • Disablement pension increment due to constant attendance need
  • Constant attendance allowance increment
  • Personal independence payment (PIP)

Please note that the carer does not qualify for a discount if the person that they are caring for is their spouse, partner, or their child under 18.

Does the discount apply?

To find out if a discount may apply to your Council Tax bill, you need to count the number of adults who live in the property as their main home, and then deduct the number of adults who fall into one of the disregarded groups. If there is a maximum of one adult left, then a discount may apply.

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If your area isn't listed, you may be a resident of West Northamptonshire.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the council changes.

Last updated 26 October 2023