This reduction is available to disabled people who meet certain criteria.
How to apply
Send all completed forms to:
Northumberland County Council
Council Tax Section
The facilities need to be of major importance to the wellbeing of the disabled person due to the extent of their disability.
Who qualifies for disabled relief?
To qualify for a reduction, the disabled person must be a resident in a property with one of the following:
- a room used predominately by the disabled person
This must be a room that is not a kitchen, bathroom, lavatory or bedroom in normal use. For example, the room may be used for housing a dialysis machine or other special equipment.
- a second bathroom or kitchen
This extra bathroom or kitchen must be essential, or of major importance, to the wellbeing of the disabled person because of the extent of their disability.
- space to use a wheelchair
This must be space that has been allowed for the disabled person to use a wheelchair indoors.
I have applied. What happens next?
Once we have your application, an inspections officer will contact you to arrange a time to inspect and assess the property. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application.
If you are awarded disabled band reduction, you will receive a reduction in your council tax equivalent to being charged at the next lowest valuation band.
For example, if you have a Band C property you would be charged council tax of a Band B property. If you are in Band A, your reduction is equivalent to 1/9 the charge of an average Band D property.