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Severely mentally impaired discount

A person who is severely mentally impaired can be 'disregarded', or if they live alone, exempt. Disregarded means they would not be liable and not factored in to Council Tax billing.

For example, if two residents share a property and one is severely mentally impaired, the council would only count one person as liable - and they would be able to claim a 25% reduction.

If there are three residents and one is severely mentally impaired, there is no discount.

If all residents are severely mentally impaired, there is a 50% reduction if the property owner is liable, or exemption if the residents are liable.

To qualify, the severely mentally impaired person must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit and have a medical condition confirmed in writing by a General Practitioner, together with a commencement date. 

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