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Severe mental impairment discount

A severe mental impairment (SMI) exemption or discount may be available if you or someone who lives with you is over 18 and has been diagnosed as living with a severe mental impairment (SMI).

For the purposes of Council Tax, the person living with a severe mental impairment would have been diagnosed with a permanent condition that affects their intellectual and cognitive functioning.

Conditions that can lead to a severe mental impairment include Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, Parkinson's disease, severe learning difficulties or a stroke, but many others may apply.

What happens next?

When you have sent us an application for an SMI discount we will assess whether you meet the eligibility criteria and send you an new bill showing the discount has been applied.

Please continue to pay the current amount on your bill until your account has been adjusted and we have sent you an official notification a discount has been applied to your account.

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