By Lucille Morgan
You can get Council Tax Disability Relief from the Council if a resident, adult or child is disabled or the house has a room with an extra bathroom or kitchen to accommodate disabled or if the resident uses a wheelchair indoors. The band that is applied to the household gets reduced to a lower band so that the people with disability do not have to pay the excess tax due to occupancy of more space they need.
How do you qualify?
As defined by the council tax law, a person who is substantially or permanently disabled due to illness, injury, congenital deformity or anything else is called “disabled resident.” The property should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
What happens after you qualify?
When you get approval for the reduction from the Council, the Council will send a written confirmation mentioning you are entitled to reduction along with the revised bill. If you find difficulty in paying the overdue bill, inquire about council tax debt relief.
The Council will require you to confirm every year if you still want to claim the reduction and whether there is any change in circumstances. The Council will stop the reduction if you do not confirm in writing. If there is any change in the circumstances for example, if the disabled moves away, you should inform Revenues and Benefits within twenty-one days of the change so happened.
What if you do not qualify?
The Council will give a written explanation mentioning why you have not qualified.
How to apply?
You can apply both online and offline and fill up the form accordingly.