Council tax discount for carers

If you are a carer of someone who is not your partner, spouse or a child under 18 and you live in the same home as them, you may be able to get either a 25% or 50% discount on your council tax.

To get the discount you must care for the person for an average of 35 hours per week or more. 

The person you care for must also be getting one of the following benefits: 

  • An Attendance Allowance
  • High or middle rate Disability Living Allowance (care)
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment daily living component (either rate) 

Apply for a carers discount

Information pack for carers 

You may be entitled to benefits and services that will make life easier for you. Complete our online form to get a free information pack. 


Do I have to be receiving Carer's Allowance to claim the discount?
No, it doesn't make any difference to your claim.

What happens if my application is turned down?
If your application is turned down, then you can appeal against the decision.

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This page was last updated on 9 January 2017