carers' resource information and support

Council Tax Excemption

As a family/unpaid carer, you may be disregarded for Council Tax, as long as you meet the following criteria:

The person you care for must be entitled to at least on of the following state benefits:

  • the middle or highest rate care component of a Disability Living Allowance
  • any rate of Attendance Allowance 
  • the highest amount increase in Disablement Pension
  • an increase in Constant Attendance Allowance
  • the standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of Personal Indepence Payments 
  • armed Forces Independence Payment

You must live in the same property, and provide care for at least an average of 35 hours a week.

For more information, please use the following contact details: 

  • If you and the person you care for pay Council Tax to Poole, please call: 0345 034 4569 or apply online
  • If you and the person you care for pay Council Tax to Bournemouth, please call: 01202 451592 or apply online