Apply for a Mental Impairment Council Tax discount or exemption
If you live with other people
If you are older than 18 and have a severe mental impairment, you will not be counted for the Council Tax bill and you should apply for a discount.
Each person in the property with a severe mental impairment must apply separately.
If you live by yourself
If you have a severe mental impairment and live alone then you do not have to pay Council Tax and should apply for an exemption.
How to apply
To apply for a Council Tax exemption or discount for a severe mental impairment you must download the severe mental impairment discount and exemption form (PDF 173 KB)
Each person with a severe mental impairment in the property must complete a copy of the form
- You must provide evidence that you get at least one of the qualifying benefits
- You must get the form signed by your doctor
When you have completed the form, return it to:
London Borough of Barnet
Revenue Services, PO Box 2016
Pershore, WR10 9BH
Download discount and exemption form
Contact us for help
Telephone: 020 8359 2000
Lines open: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5:15pm, Friday: 9am – 5pm
- Incapacity benefit or Employment Support Allowance
- Attendance allowance
- Severe disablement allowance
- Unemployment supplement
- The highest or middle rate care component of a disability living allowance
- An increased rate of disablement pension for constant attendance
- Disability working allowance (but only if entitlement is because of prior receipt of incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance)
- Constant attendance allowance payable under the industrial injuries or war pension schemes
- Unemployability allowance payable under the industrial injuries or war pension schemes
- Income support which includes a disability premium on grounds which include incapacity to work
- Retirement Pension where the person concerned would have qualified for one of the above except that they are over pensionable age
- Partners Job Seekers Allowance where person concerned is the partner of someone who receives Income Based Job Seekers Allowance and this includes a disability or higher pensioner premium.