Council Tax Discounts

Carer's discount

In order to apply for a carer's discount the carer must:

  • Live in the same property as the person being cared for
  • Provide care for at least 35 hours a week on average
  • Not be the partner (or parent - if the person needing care is a child under 18) of the person being cared for.

They must be caring for someone entitled to:

  • an attendance allowance or,
  • The highest or middle rate of the care component of disability living allowance or,
  • An increase in the rate of disablement pension due to the need for constant attendance or,
  • An increase in constant attendance allowance.
  • The standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of personal independence payment under the Welfare Reform Act 2012 s78(3)
  • Armed forces independence payment under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces [Compensation Scheme] Order 2011

You may also qualify if:

  • You are employed by a charity to care for someone in their home
  • You are paid no more than £44 per week
  • You are employed for at least 24 hours per week.
  • Apply for a carer's discount by logging in to your MyAccount or by completing the on-line form

Apply for Non-Employed Carer Discount

Apply for Employed Careworker Discount

ID: 44, revised 09/09/2022