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Council Tax Disability Reduction

Find out if your council tax banding can be reduced by one valuation band.

Your council tax banding can be reduced by one valuation band if a disabled person lives in the property and the property has certain features which are there for the well being of the disabled person.

The quickest and easiest way to apply for disabled band reduction is to complete an online application form. To access the online application form please click the link below.

Council Tax disabled band reduction -online application form - East Riding of Yorkshire Council website (external website)

Facilities eligible for disabled band reduction are prescribed as follows;

(a)    a room which is not a bathroom, a kitchen or a lavatory which is predominantly used by and is required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual resident at the dwelling, or

(b)    A bathroom or kitchen which is not the only bathroom or kitchen within the dwelling, and which is required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual resident at the dwelling, or 

(c)    Sufficient floor space to permit the use of a wheelchair required for meeting the needs of any qualifying individual resident at the dwelling


Council tax reduction - severe mental impairment

You may be entitled to a reduction in your council tax if a member of your household aged 18 years or over is severely mentally impaired.

This includes people who are suffering from a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.

The person has to be entitled to one of the state benefits listed in the online application for severely mentally impaired discount. To access the online application form for severely mentally impaired discount please click the link below.

Council Tax reduction - severe mental impairment - online application form - East Riding of Yorkshire Council website (external website)

The person’s registered medical practitioner will be asked to confirm that they are mentally impaired.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 26 August 2015