If you’re on a low income or you or someone you live with is disabled you might be able to get help with Council Tax or Rates payments.
If you need a larger or adapted property because of a disability you or someone you live with has, you might be entitled to pay less Council Tax or Rates. In England, Scotland and Wales, you might be able to pay Council Tax for a lower band than the property you live in. For example, if you live in a Band B property because need the space to get around in your wheelchair, you might only need to pay Band A Council Tax.
In Northern Ireland you can get a 25% discount on your Rates if your home has been adapted to meet the needs of a disabled person.
People with severe mental impairments can be exempt from paying Council Tax. If you live alone with someone who is exempt from paying Council Tax then you’d be able to claim a single person discount on your Council Tax in England, Scotland and Wales.
Each local council has their own Council Tax Reduction scheme, so the help you get depends on where you live.
England and Wales
Contact your local council to find out more about their Council Tax Reduction scheme.