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PIP enhanced rate mobility and living - council tax band lowering

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spb1612
spb1612 Community member Posts: 37 Connected
I am on ESA and PIP enhanced rate mobility and living.

Does this qualify me to down banding of my council tax?

Thank you.

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi there 

    It most likely entitles you to council tax reduction  

    Each council sets their own eligibility criteria 

    Check your local council website as this is usually how you apply 

    Any further questions just ask 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Entitlement to benefits does not reflect the band your house is allocated to. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
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    janer1967 said: It most likely entitles you to council tax reduction 
    It may but will depend on whether or not the ESA is income based and on whether the capital limits are exceeded (these vary from Council to Council).
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2021
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    spb1612 said:
    I am on ESA and PIP enhanced rate mobility and living.

    Does this qualify me to down banding of my council tax?
    No. There is a disability reduction in some circumstances but the benefits you get are not the relevant issue.
    See
    https://www.gov.uk/council-tax/discounts-for-disabled-people
    Disabled Band Reduction Scheme
    You may be eligible for the scheme if you live in a larger property than you would need if you or another occupant were not disabled.
    You’ll have to show that you’ve either:
    • an extra bathroom, kitchen or other room that you need for the disabled person
    • extra space inside the property for using a wheelchair
    The property must be the main home of at least 1 disabled person. This can be an adult or a child - it does not have to be the person responsible for paying the Council Tax.


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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