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My partner is registered partially blind, and I receive CA. Do we get council tax discount?

marinogiosi
marinogiosi Member Posts: 1 Listener
My partner is registered partially blind with the council and I receive carer allowance do we get any discount with council tax?
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 539 Pioneering
    Hi @marinogiosi

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. Unfortunately, council tax reduction is not my area of expertise which means I am hoping someone with more knowledge in this area can respond to you soon with more specific advice. However, in the meantime, the Government outlines the eligibility for council tax reduction as follows:

    "Not available in Northern Ireland
    There's a different scheme in Northern Ireland.
    You could be eligible if you're on a low income or claim benefits. Your bill could be reduced by up to 100%.
    You can apply if you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working.
    What you get depends on:
    • where you live - each council runs its own scheme
    • your circumstances (eg income, number of children, benefits, residency status)
    • your household income - this includes savings, pensions and your partner's income
    • if your children live with you
    • if other adults live with you" 
    For more information and to apply, please see https://www.gov.uk/apply-council-tax-reduction. I hope this helps! However, if you have any additional questions, need anything to be further clarified, or have something else you need our support with, please don't hesitate to reach out to us again  :)
    I am a Scope volunteer. I have knowledge about the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,321 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 27
    L_Volunteer said: However, in the meantime, the Government outlines the eligibility for council tax reduction as follows..
    OP is asking about Council Tax discounts which are different to Council Tax Reduction.

    I am not aware of a discount for visual impairment.
    Council Tax Discounts - Turn2us


    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,775 Disability Gamechanger
    Have a look at the Disability Reduction Scheme in your local authority area. Opportunity to move down one band in limited circumstances. 

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