Paid Care Workers

The council tax payable could be reduced if one of the residents is employed to provide care to the other household member.

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Apply for a paid care worker discount

Are you eligible for paid care worker discount?

To be eligible, the care worker:

  • Must be resident in the same dwelling as the person to whom they are providing care
  • Their employer must be a charity or local authority
  • Their income must not exceed £44.00 per week
  • Should work at least 24 hours per week

A dwelling left empty by a carer is exempt if they are providing personal care for someone else.


Unpaid care workers

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Are you eligible for unpaid care worker discount?

To be eligible, the care worker:

  • Must be a resident in the same dwelling as the person to whom they are providing care
  • Must not be caring for a spouse or partner, or, a son or daughter who is under 18 years old
  • Must be providing care for at least 35 hours per week on average

The person being cared for must also get one of these benefits:

  • The middle or highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment Daily Living Component at either standard or enhanced rate
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Increase in Constant Attendance Allowance under Industrial Injuries or War Pension scheme
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Highest rate of Constant Attendance Allowance payable on top of full rate Disablement Benefit paid for industrial injury