Severe mental impairment discount
This is a reduction in your Council Tax bill because someone aged 18 or over who lives with you is mentally disabled and not counted for Council Tax purposes. The Council Tax rules say they must be 'severely mentally impaired'. This includes people who have been diagnosed as suffering with severe and enduring mental health issues including Alzheimer's disease, other forms of dementia and strokes.
Their condition must be confirmed by a doctor.
- Short-term or long-term Incapacity Benefit (IB)
- Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Attendance Allowance (AA)
- Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA)
- The highest or middle-rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Personal Independence Payment Daily Living Component at either standard or enhanced rate
- An increase in Disablement Pension for constant attendance
- The disability element of Working Tax Credit
- Unemployability Supplement (abolished in 1987 but existing claimants remain entitled)
- Constant Attendance Allowance payable under the Industrial Injuries or War Pension schemes
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Income Support which includes a disability premium because of incapacity for work
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.
You will need to contact us to apply for this discount in Corby, East Northamptonshire and Wellingborough areas. However, if you live in the Kettering area only you can complete a form that needs to be printed and returned to us with a signature.