An exemption or discount on your Council Tax bill:
Severely mentally impaired is defined by UK legislation as someone who has "a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent". This can include people who are severely mentally impaired as a result of:
You or your appointee (someone you have agreed to act on your behalf) need to apply for a discount. It will not automatically be granted.
In order to give an exemption or discount we need to know who lives in the house, and which residents are severely mentally impaired.
You must provide proof you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit (these are listed on our application form) and a registered medical practitioner must complete Section 2 of our application form.
We will periodically review all exemptions and discounts to check that the award is still correct.
To apply for this discount please complete our Application Form [393kb] and return it to us using the address on the form along with your supporting documents. Please also see our Privacy Statement. If you require further information on this exemption, please complete our Enquiry form.