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Discounts and exemptions

Disabled persons relief

You may be entitled to a band reduction if any member of your household is disabled.

You, or a member of your household, must be a disabled person within the meaning of the Regulations - The Council Tax (Reductions for Disabilities) (Scotland) Regulations 1992. This is a person who is substantially and permanently disabled whether by illness, injury, congenital deformity or otherwise. You must also be liable to pay council tax in respect of that household.

There must also be one or more of the following facilities within the property and required for meeting the needs of the disabled person:

  • An additional bathroom.
  • An additional kitchen.
  • The use of a wheelchair, by the disabled person, inside the house.
  • A room other than a bathroom, kitchen, or toilet, which is used predominantly (whether for providing therapy or otherwise), by the disabled person, and required for meeting their needs.

The reduction will drop your property valuation band from, for example, 'C' to 'B'.

If your property is a band 'A', the reduction is approximately 17% of the council tax charge.

If you think you may qualify or have any questions, please contact us.

Page last updated:
04 Oct 2021

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