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Apply for a discount or exemption

If you or another adult living with you is now in a residential care home, you can apply for a discount or exemption on your Council Tax.

If the person that is now in residential care was the only adult living at the property, they can apply for a Council Tax exemption. 

If there is now only one adult remaining at the property, they can apply for a 25% discount on their Council Tax. 

If there are two or more adults remaining at the property, you can't claim a discount but you must tell us.

To apply for a discount, you will need:

  • your Council Tax account number
  • your name, address and contact details
  • the name and address of the residential care home
  • to tell us what date the person started living in residential care

You can apply for this discount for yourself, or on behalf of the care home resident.

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