Glasgow City Council

Disabled Person's Reduction

What is it?

A reduction in council tax where the property is the sole or main residence of someone who is substantially and permanently disabled adult or child.

The property must have extra facilities, or space, which are essential or of major importance to the disabled person's well-being by the nature and extent of their disability.

If your property is larger because of the needs of a disabled person, the discount allows your Council Tax bill to be reduced to take account of those needs.

How does it work?

You need to apply for an exemption, it will not automatically be granted.

This discount is not applied as a percentage of the bill, instead, it reduces the council tax band by one band, for example, if your property is band D your bill will be reduced to band C charges.

We require documentary evidence to support your application.

Examples of acceptable forms of evidence are:

  • For an additional bathroom/kitchen: a letter from your landlord confirming when this work was carried out/completed or if you are the owner a letter from the contractor who carried out the work.
  • For a room predominantly used by the disabled person: a letter from a carer/social worker or occupational therapist confirming reason for this room.

We can periodically review all exemptions and discounts to check that the award is still correct.

How do I apply?

To apply for this exemption please complete our pdf icon application form [89kb] and return it to the address shown on the form along with your supporting documents. If you require further information on this reduction, please complete our enquiry form or phone us on 0141 287 5050.

 

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