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Carers and care workers

Carers and care workers may be disregarded for Council Tax as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

A carer must be:

  • Providing care for a person who is entitled to one of the following benefits:
  • the highest or middle rate of the Care Component of Disability Living Allowance under S72 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992
  • the lower rate or higher of the Attendance Allowance
  • the standard or enhanced rate of Daily Living Component of the Personal Independence Payment as defined by the Personal Independence Payment (Supplementary Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013
  • an increase in the rate of disablement pension under S104 of the above act
  • an increase in the constant attendance allowance under the above act
  • an armed forces independence payment
  • a resident in the same building as the person being cared for
  • providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average
  • not a disqualified relative of the person being cared for (spouse/civil partner or parent of a child below 18) 

Or a carer must be:

  • a resident carer providing care or support employed by the crown
  • a charity or a local authority
  • employed for at least 24 hours per week
  • paid no more than £44 per week

Apply

To apply, please complete our form.

You will need:

  • Your Council Tax account number

Start

If you need help applying, please call us on 0345 034 4569 and we can support you through the process.

Page last updated: 14 March 2019
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