If you care for someone and live with them, you may not have to pay Council Tax.
A carer may not have to pay Council Tax if they:
- live in the same property as the person that they are caring for,
- provide care for at least 35 hours per week,
- are not providing care for a spouse or a child under the age 18.
The person being cared for must be entitled to one of the following state benefits:
- An attendance allowance
- The highestor middle rate of the care component of a disability living allowance
- The appropriately increased rate of disablement pension
- An increase in a constant attendance allowance
- The standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of personal independence payment
- Armed forces independence payment under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces.
A care worker may not have to pay Council Tax if they are employed for at least 24 hours per week but their earnings do not exceed £44 per week.
They must also be living in the same property as the person they are caring for or living in a property provided for the care work.