Council Tax severe mental impairment discount

If someone living with you is certified as being severely mentally impaired, you may be eligible for a discount for Council Tax. 

If the person is severely mentally impaired and there are no other adults living with you, you can apply for a 25% discount in your Council Tax. This could apply where someone has dementia, including Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease.

If someone lives alone, or if everyone living in a property is certified as being severely mentally impaired, you can apply on their behalf for an exemption from paying Council Tax.

To get this discount or exemption, the person must be entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • The middle or high rate care component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payments (standard or enhanced daily living component)
  • Income Support, which includes a disability premium
  • Disablement Pension
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Income Support (which includes disablement premium)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payments
  • Universal Credit (which includes limited capability for work and/or work-related activity).

You can apply for this discount using the application form below to provide evidence of the benefits received. 

Icon for pdf Severe Mental Impairment Discount Application Form [126.16KB]

Submit the completed form to us by email to or by post to:

Revenues and Benefits Service
Appletree Court
Beaulieu Road
SO43 7PA

Once we receive your application, we will need to get the person's doctor to certify the application using the link below.

Find out more about other Council Tax discounts and exemptions.

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