The disablement reduction is a discount that is based on a property, rather than a person. Being awarded disability benefits does not automatically qualify you for the Council Tax disablement reduction. The liable person for Council Tax may apply for a reduction in the bill, which would be equivalent to a re-banding of the dwelling into the band immediately below that shown in the Valuation List. If your property is in band A, the reduction will be the same as that received by dwellings in bands B to D.
The reduction is awarded on the basis of losing space within a property or having to extend a property to create the additional space (under the criteria below), in order to meet the needs of a disabled person. In order to qualify for reduction there must be a disabled person (adult/child) who has their sole or main residence at the property. A disabled person is someone who is substantially and permanently disabled. There must be at least one of the three features (described in the questions below) in the property which meets the needs of the disabled person.