Disabled Person Banding
If a disabled person lives with you and your property has been altered for them, you may be entitled to Disabled Banding Reduction. If you apply a member of our Visiting Team will arrange to visit your property and meet the disabled person.
To qualify, your property must be the home of the disabled person and it must have been altered in at least one of the following ways:
- a room, other than a bathroom or a kitchen, must have been adapted to meet the specific needs of the disabled person
- an additional bathroom or an additional kitchen must have been provided to meet the specific needs of the disabled person
- sufficient space must be available in your property for the use of a wheelchair and the disabled person must be required to use a wheelchair at all times
We will also require written confirmation from the disabled person's doctor, that the disability is substantial and permanent.
The Visiting Team
If you apply for disabled banding reduction a member of our Visiting Team will arrange to visit your property and meet the disabled person. They will also look at and confirm the kind of alterations made to your home. The Visiting Officer’s report will be an important part in deciding if your application is successful.
If you qualify for disabled banding reduction, the amount of Council Tax you pay will be reduced by one band. For example, if your property is placed in Valuation Band C in the Valuation List, we will send you a Council Tax bill equivalent to the amount payable if your property was in band B. You should continue to pay your existing Council Tax bill while we assess whether you are entitled to disabled banding reduction.
Customer Contact Team