Care workers and carers - Council Tax discount

If you provide care or support to someone then you may be entitled to a Council Tax discount.


To be eligible for a Council Tax discount, you must meet either of these 2 conditions:

Condition 1

You must:

  • Provide at least 24 hours of care each week
  • Live in the premises provided by your employer
  • Earn less than £44 per week
  • Be employed to provide care by a public authority, a charitable organisation or the person receiving care but only if they were introduced by one of the previous bodies

Condition 2

You must:

  • Live with the person receiving care but you shouldn't be the partner of the care recipient or a parent of a care recipient aged under 18
  • Provide at least 35 hours of care each week

The person receiving care should also be entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • The highest or middle rate of the care component of a Disability Living Allowance
  • Disablement Pension
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payments

How to apply

To apply for a discount, you need your 8-digit Council Tax reference number which you can find on your bill

Apply for a Council Tax discount for care workers and carers

Council Tax discounts, exemptions and reductions