Severe mental impairment
Severe mental impairment is severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent.
To qualify, the impairment must be confirmed by a doctor. Also, the person with the impairment must be entitled to one of the qualifying benefits. Full details can be found in our. Please complete and return the with the required evidence.
People who are considered as having a severe mental impairment will not be counted when looking at the number of adults living in a property. If this leaves one adult who can be counted, there will be a 25% discount.
Where all occupiers are severely mentally impaired
There is an exemption for properties where all occupiers are severely mentally impaired*. An application form and evidence will be needed for each person. There will be no charge to pay.
*This exemption does not apply where the non-resident owner is responsible, so residential care homes are excluded from this exemption.
If you qualify for a reduction you must tell us within 21 days if there is a change that might affect it.
We can impose a £70 penalty if you do not tell us about a change. Please contact us on 01507 601111