If someone living in your home is a live in carer and without them only one ‘adult’ lives there, you can apply for a 25 percent discount on your council tax.
A carer must:
- Live in the same home as the person they are caring for
- Provide care or support for at least 35 hours each week
- Not be caring for their husband, wife or partner
- Not be a parent caring for a child under 18
The person being cared for must be receiving one of the following:
- Attendance allowance
- The higher or middle rate of care component of disability living allowance
- The daily living component of personal independence payment
- An increase in the rate of disablement pension
- An increased rate constant attendance allowance
You may not have to pay any council tax if you are a carer and have left your home because you have moved to provide care for someone.
- The property must be unoccupied and have been the main home of the carer immediately before moving to provide care
- The person must be being cared for because of old age, disablement, illness, alcohol or drug dependence or mental problems
We will need to see proof of the benefit received.
A care worker
If someone living in your home is a live in care worker and without them only one ‘adult’ lives there, you can apply for a 25 percent discount on your council tax.
A care worker must:
- Live in the property provided by their employer or the relevant body to carry out their duties
- Provide care or support on behalf of, or have been introduced by, a public body or charity
- Be employed to provide this care for at least 24 hours a week
- Be paid £44 or less per week
We will need to see proof of income.