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This is a scheme which aims to ensure that disabled people do not pay more because they live in a larger property than they would have needed if they were not disabled.
The requirements for the reduction are:
The property must be the main residence of at least one disabled person and it must have at least one of the following features:
The room does not need to have been specially built for the disabled person, but the room or wheelchair must be of major importance to the well-being of the disabled person, due to the nature and extent of their disability.
The discount available is equivalent to paying one band lower. For example, a band E property would be charged as if it were in band D. If your property is already in the lowest band (band A), your bill will be reduced by one-ninth of the band D charge.
If you feel you might be eligible, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application, or call us on 03450 450 064.
If you are granted the reduction, and then at a later date the disabled person’s main residence changes to a different property, you must tell us as the discount may no longer apply.
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