Carers and care workers
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 carer, you may be able to claim a discount.
You cannot claim this discount if you are caring for:
- your partner, or
- your child who is under 18 years old
You can claim this discount if you are a carer and:
- live in the same property as the person you are caring for
- provide care for at least 35 hours per week
The person being cared for must be entitled to one of the following benefits:
- Disability Living Allowance for care at either the middle or highest rate
- Personal Independence Payment daily living component
- Attendance Allowance
- under the Industrial Injuries or War Pensions with Constant Attendance Allowance
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Maximum Disablement Benefit with highest rate of Constant Attendance Allowance
There is no limit to the number of people that can be considered carers in a property but each carer must complete the online form.
If someone in your household is a care worker, you may be able to claim a discount.
A care worker must:
- voluntarily care for an elderly person or a person with a disability
- be paid no more than £44 per week
- live where the care is given or in premises provided by your employer and
- provide care on behalf of a local authority or charity, or be employed by the person you care for