For the purpose of Council Tax a person is disregarded as severely mentally impaired, if he or she suffers from severe mental impairment of intelligence or social functioning which appears to be permanent e.g. Alzheimer’s or other similar illnesses.
The person must be certified by a doctor as severely mentally impaired and entitled to certain benefits.
- If you live with others, you will still qualify for a discount. If everyone is disregarded i.e. SMI, Student, Carer, a 50 percent discount is awarded
- If everyone but 1 person in a property is disregarded, a 25 percent discount is awarded
- If one person occupying property and is severe mentally impaired, a 100 percent discount is awarded
- If more than 2 people are not disregarded, no discount can be awarded