Carer

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A carer may be disregarded for council tax purposes. This means they would not be included when we count the number of occupants at the address they are living at.

A carer is a person who is either;

1) resident at the same address as the person they are providing care for, and

  • providing care to a person who is entitled to receive a qualifying state benefit, and
  • providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average, and
  • providing care to a person who is not their husband, wife, common law husband or wife, partner or civil partner
OR

2) resident at the same address as the person they are providing care for, or in premises, which have been provided for the better performance of their work, and

  • employed by a public authority, a charitable organisation or the Crown, and
  • employed for more than 24 hours per week, and
  • earning no more than £44.00 per week.
If you think you should be disregarded as a carer, please email us. Alternatively, you can contact the council tax team on 01732 876388.