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Care workers and carers Council Tax discount

When we calculate Council Tax, we do not include people who:

  • live with and care for a person with a severe disability, and
  • qualify as a carer under our Council Tax rules. 

This includes carers looking after a member of the family or friend in their own home.

Are you eligible for a carer's discount?

To qualify for a carer's discount for Council Tax, the carer must:

  • work for at least 24 hours per week, and
  • earn no more than £44 a week, and
  • provide care and support organised by a local authority, the Crown or a charity, even if the person they are looking after employs them.

or look after someone who is entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • the middle or highest rate of the care component of a Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment at standard or enhanced rate
  • an increase in a Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payments

The carer also needs to

  •  live in the same home as the person they are caring for, and
  •  provide care for at least 35 hours per week, on average, and
  •  not be caring for a spouse or partner, or their child if the child is under 18 years of age.

Apply for a carer's discount