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Council tax support for people with severe mental impairment

This means anyone who ‘has a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent’ and has a certificate from a registered medical practitioner confirming this (which may cover a past, present or future period). They must also be entitled to one of the following benefits:

  • disability living allowance middle or highest rate care component

  • personal independence payment daily living component (either rate) or armed forces independence payment

  • attendance allowance, constant attendance allowance (or an equivalent benefit)

  • employment and support allowance

  • severe disablement allowance

  • universal credit including the work capability amount

  • the disabled worker element of working tax credit

or is over pension age and would have been entitled to one of the above benefits if under pension age.

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