Severely mentally impaired Council Tax discounts

When a property is occupied by a severely mentally impaired person(s), an exemption or discount may be applicable on the Council Tax charge.

Council Tax regulations define a person as being severely mentally impaired if they have a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent.

In addition to requiring GP certification of a person’s condition, the severely mentally impaired person must also be in receipt of certain state benefits. These are listed on the application form.

To apply for an exemption or discount, please complete the application for severely mentally impaired exemption or discount form (pdf 792KB).

View Council Tax privacy notice (pdf 152KB).