Severely Mentally Impaired

You may be entitled to a Council Tax discount if a person in your household is severely mentally impaired and receives a benefit. This also applies if you live with a partner who gets Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), which includes a premium for incapacity for work.

How to apply

In both cases, a certificate from doctor/medical professional confirming severe mental impairment needs to be provided along with proof of the award of one of the following:

  • incapacity benefit
  • employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • attendance allowance
  • severe disablement allowance
  • the care component of a disability living allowance (higher or middle rate)
  • daily living component of personal independence payment
  • increased disablement pension due to constant attendance need
  • disability working allowance, unemployability supplement/allowance
  • constant attendance allowance
  • income support which includes a disability premium
  • partner's JSA which includes incapacity premium