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Council tax reductions for disabled people

Your council tax may be reduced if someone living in your home is disabled.

Qualifying households pay the charge for a council tax band lower, properties already in the lowest band get a discount.


You may get a discount if your property has one of the following:

  • an extra bathroom or kitchen to meet a disabled resident's needs
  • enough floor space for a disabled resident to use a wheelchair indoors
  • a room (not a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) to meet a disabled resident's needs

These features need to be essential or hugely important to the disabled person, without the room(s) or space it would be physically impossible or extremely difficult for them to live in the house.

Apply for a discount

You will need to provide:

  • information about the disabled person
  • information about the property
  • supporting evidence from your doctor

You can also call 030 33 33 3005 or visit one of our customer service centres.

What happens next

We aim to deal with applications within 14 days of receiving all of the relevant information.

Your account will be updated as soon as a decision is made.

Related Information

Contact Details


Council Tax

Carruthers House
English Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3005
Fax: 01387 260326
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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