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Discounts for people with disabilities

Disabled band reduction

If you or someone you live with is permanently disabled, you may be eligible for a discount.

You must be able to show one of the following:

  • the person with a disability uses a wheelchair inside your home
  • you need an extra bathroom or kitchen to meet the needs of the person with a disability
  • you need a room other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet to meet the specific needs of the person with a disability.

If eligible, your Council Tax is charged at the rate of the property band below it. For example, property in band D is charged at the rate of band C.

Properties in band A will get a reduction of one ninth of band D. Find your council tax property band.

Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI)

You may be able to get a discount if you or someone you live with is medically certified as having a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning.

If you live alone and have a severe mental impairment, you don't have to pay Council Tax and should apply for a disregard.

Contact information

Revenues

Isle of Wight Council Revenues Services
PO Box 238
Newport
PO30 9FP

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm