Published: Monday, 2nd October 2017
Following news stories about council tax discounts for those with a severe mental impairment, here is all the information you need to know about making a claim.
- A household where the sole occupant/all occupants have a permanent severe mental impairment may be entitled to a 100% discount on its council tax.
- A household where all residents but one has a permanent severe mental impairment may be entitled to a 25% discount on its council tax.
To qualify for the discount, a doctor needs to have certified that you have a permanent severe mental impairment. We cannot provide any discounts to those who have not received diagnosis and certification from a doctor.
You also need to be in receipt of certain benefits, which are listed on the council tax exemption form you will receive when applying for the discount.
Certain people caring for someone with a severe mental impairment may be entitled to a reduction known as a carer discount.
What to do if you think you/someone you know qualifies for the discount
Contact the council tax team at Broadland District Council on 01603 430600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be sent an exemption form which needs to be filled out by yourself/a relative/carer or friend.
The form also needs to be taken to your GP to certify you fulfil the required criteria.
Once the form has been filled out and certified by your GP, please return to us and we can offer the council tax reduction.
For more information about this and other council tax reductions, please visit www.broadland.gov.uk/counciltax