Severely mentally Impaired
You may be able to reduce the amount you have to pay.
If you apply for a discount or exemption, you must continue to pay your current instalments until your bill is amended.
If someone in your household is a severely mentally impaired, you may be able to claim a discount.
The law states a severely mentally impaired person is someone who has a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning, which appears to be permanent.
To claim you must provide a certificate of confirmation from a registered medical practitioner (these certificates are free of charge).
Also the person who is severely mentally impaired must be entitled to one of the benefits listed below.
If you would be entitled to one of the benefits below but are excluded by age you will still qualify for the discount:
- The ‘limited capability for work’ or ‘the limited capability for work related elements’ of Universal Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance for care at either the middle or highest rate
- Personal Independence Payment daily living component
- Working Tax Credit with a disability element
- Income Support with a disability premium
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Disablement Pension with constant attendance allowance
- Unemployability Supplement or Allowance
- Incapacity Benefit
- Armed Forces Independence Payment