The Severely Mentally Impaired

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A person is said to be severely mentally impaired if:

"he (or she) has a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent"

When a person is confirmed as severely mentally impaired they are disregarded for council tax purposes. This means they will not be included when we count the number of occupants at the address.

In order that we can disregard the person, we will need to see a certificate signed by a registered medical practitioner, usually the person's doctor, to confirm their condition. The person will also need to be entitled to receive one from a list of qualifying state benefit payments.

If you think a member of your household should be disregarded then please email us. Alternatively, you can contact the council tax team on 01732 876388.

Alternatively, you can print an application_form. It includes a certificate for the doctor to complete and it lists the qualifying state benefits. If all the occupants at the address are severely mentally impaired, the application form can be completed by someone else on their behalf.

If all the occupants of the address are severely mentally impaired, the property will be exempt from council tax. If this is the case, please let us know when you return the completed application form