Carers and care workers may be disregarded for Council Tax as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.
A carer must be:
- Providing care for a person who is entitled to one of the following benefits:
- the highest or middle rate of the Care Component of Disability Living Allowance under S72 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992
- the lower rate or higher of the Attendance Allowance
- the standard or enhanced rate of Daily Living Component of the Personal Independence Payment as defined by the Personal Independence Payment (Supplementary Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013
- an increase in the rate of disablement pension under S104 of the above act
- an increase in the constant attendance allowance under the above act
- an armed forces independence payment
- a resident in the same building as the person being cared for
- providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average
A carer must not be:
- a disqualified relative of the person being cared for (spouse/civil partner or parent of a child below 18)
Or a carer must be:
- a resident carer providing care or support employed by the crown
- a charity or a local authority
- employed for at least 24 hours per week
- paid no more than £44 per week
To apply, please complete our form.
You will need:
- Your Council Tax account number
If you need help applying, please call us on 0345 034 4569 and we can support you through the process.
Page last updated: 20 September 2019