Other council tax discounts and exemptions

Other council tax discounts or exemptions that you may be eligible for.

 

 

Young peopleYoung people<div class="ExternalClass7EDD221717754B59808AB893CF134CE3"><div><div class="text"><p>A council tax discount may apply for a young person if:</p><ul><li>they are aged between 18 and 19 and enrolled on a further education course for more than three months, and studying for more than twelve hours per week; or<br></li><li>their parent or guardian is entitled to claim <a rel="external" href="https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit">Child Benefit</a> for them (or would be if the young person was not in local authority care)<br></li><li><p>they are 18 or 19 years old and leave school or college after 30 April. A discount is available for the period between the end of their course and the following 1 November (even if they start work during this period).<br></p></li></ul><p>This discount usually follows immediately after the discounts mentioned above and is granted automatically when they end. There is no claim form for this discount. If you think you should have been granted it but haven't, please <a href="#contact">contact us</a>.</p><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR <p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/CT90.pdf"> <span class="info">Young person discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 29KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div></div></div>
All occupants are under 18All occupants are under 18<div class="ExternalClass918DFB8B1B6F4ACFA9F5F9BDC89C1CFC"><p>An exemption applies if all occupants living in a property are under the age of 18. If this applies, please <a href="#contact">contact us</a>.<br></p></div>
ApprenticesApprentices<div class="ExternalClass9C367B8CC80746209FF3857F976413A9"><p>You may qualify for a council tax discount if you are:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>employed to learn a trade, business, office, employment or vocation</li><li>doing training that leads to an accredited qualification</li><li>receiving a salary and/or allowance which is no more than £195 per week before deductions</li></ul><p>To apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR <p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="/docs/Apprentice%20discount%20form.pdf"><span class="info">Apprentice discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 46KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div>
Student nursesStudent nurses<div class="ExternalClassC720EA7275974DED9CE1D06E1370B2DA"><div class="text"><p>You may qualify for a council tax discount if you are either:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>employed as a student nurse and taking a course which will lead to registration in the Nurses’ or Midwives’ section of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Council under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001</li><li>not employed as a nurse but taking a nursing degree or diploma course and getting a student grant or scholarship</li></ul><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR<p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Student-nurse-discount-application-form.pdf"><span class="info">Student nurse discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 47KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div><br></div>
Youth training traineesYouth training trainees<div class="ExternalClassE58527A9680349C4965F2B905C7FB71E"><p>If you are a youth training trainee you may qualify for a council tax discount if you meet the following criteria:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>you are under 25 and receiving training through arrangements made under the Employment and Training Act 1973, and</li><li>the training is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency</li></ul><p>To apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form along with a copy of your training plan to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR<p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/YT%20Claim%20Form.pdf"><span class="info">Youth training trainee discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 39KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div>
Unpaid carersUnpaid carers<div class="ExternalClass1F3498F576C1410789EE1CB10F837E56"><div class="text"><p>You may be able to claim a council tax discount if you meet the following criteria:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>you are living with and caring for someone who has a disability and is entitled to certain benefits. This person must not be your spouse, partner or child under 18</li><li>you are providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average</li></ul><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR<p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Unpaid%20carer%27s%20claim%20form.pdf"><span class="info">Unpaid carer's discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 34KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div><br></div>
Care workersCare workers<div class="ExternalClass45F7765D2FB54CD897199346C090E24B"><div class="text"> <p>Care workers may be able to claim a council tax discount if they meet all the following criteria:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>employed as a carer by an organisation, public body or by the person he/she is caring for (if introduced to that person by a charity)</li><li>living in accommodation provided by the employer so that the care can be given</li><li>employed to provide care for at least 24 hours a week and paid no more than £44 a week</li></ul><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR<p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/CTCarerA.pdf"><span class="info">Carer discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 30KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div></div>
Care homes, hospitals or hostelsCare homes, hospitals or hostels<div class="ExternalClass5539739F913E4EEC8BAE63623F1B1F95"><div class="text"><p>If a person who normally lives at an address is now living in a residential care home, hospital or certain type of hostel and is not intending to return home, we may be able to grant a council tax discount. If nobody else lives at the address, we may even be able to grant an exemption, so there will be no council tax to pay at all. </p><p>Please download, complete and return the claim form to: </p><div class="text-block"><p>Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR</p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Care%20home%20resident%20claim.pdf"><span class="info">Care homes, hospitals or hostels claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 27KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div><br></div>
Severe mental impairmentSevere mental impairment<div class="ExternalClass6D549BDBE05D4EC08BBDE8E87FC33665"><div class="text"><p>A discount can be claimed for people who have a severe mental impairment if they meet all the following criteria:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>the person must have a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent, as confirmed by a registered medical practitioner (such as their doctor)</li><li>they must be entitled to certain benefits, or would be entitled if they were not of pensionable age, or if their partner was not getting a premium in their Job Seeker’s Allowance for them</li></ul><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR<p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Severe%20mental%20impairment%20claim%20form.pdf"><span class="info">Severe mental impairment claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 87KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div> </div></div>
In prison or otherwise detainedIn prison or otherwise detained<div class="ExternalClass8C30297EF2F344B198000DE52A65CF33"><div class="text"><p>You may be able to get a discount or exemption if a person who normally lives at your address is:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>on remand, or in prison for a crime other than non-payment of council tax</li><li>being held in a hospital or other place on mental health grounds as a result of a court order</li><li>being held under immigration law</li></ul><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to: </p><div class="text-block"><p>Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR</p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"><a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Prisoner%20discount%20claim%20CT60.pdf"><span class="info">Prisoner or person detained discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 27KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div><br></div>
AnnexesAnnexes<div class="ExternalClass43F6C5B52A544233A951C538AC9D18A9"><div class="text"><p>If a single property contains two or more dwellings, the ‘annexe’ may qualify for a 50% discount if either:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>it is occupied by a relative of the person liable for the main dwelling</li><li>it is being used (but not lived in) by a resident of the main dwelling – this dwelling must be their <a href="/council-tax/discounts-and-exemptions/second-homes">sole or main residence</a></li></ul><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR <p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Annex%20discount%20form%20for%20website.pdf"> <span class="info">Annexe discount claim form <span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 50KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div><h3>Exemptions for annexes</h3><p>An exemption will apply if an annexe is either:</p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li>occupied by a dependant relative (aged 65 or over, or severely mentally impaired, or substantially and permanently disabled) </li><li>unoccupied and cannot be let separately because of planning conditions</li></ul><div role="note" aria-label="Information" class="text-highlight"><p>If an exemption is granted no council tax will be payable for the annexe. Please contact us to discuss your situation. </p></div><div class="text-block"><p> <strong>Phone:</strong> 0113 222 4404 <span class="font-xsmall">(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)</span></p><p> <strong>Email: </strong><a href="mailto:council.tax@leeds.gov.uk">council.tax@leeds.gov.uk</a></p></div></div></div>
UK armed forces accommodationUK armed forces accommodation<div class="ExternalClass64C9F4E82CBB4446AF6B4AB7471FF87D"> <p>Please contact us to discuss this exemption further.</p><div class="text-block"><p><strong>Phone:</strong> 0113 222 4404 <span class="font-xsmall">(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)</span></p><p><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:council.tax@leeds.gov.uk">council.tax@leeds.gov.uk</a></p></div></div>
Visiting forces accommodationVisiting forces accommodation<div class="ExternalClass4DDBD1B680F442E3A4F58F02EF18CFA5"><p>Please contact us to discuss this exemption further.</p><div class="text-block"><p><strong>Phone:</strong> 0113 222 4404 <span class="font-xsmall">(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)</span></p><p><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:council.tax@leeds.gov.uk">council.tax@leeds.gov.uk</a></p></div></div>
Properties occupied by DiplomatsProperties occupied by Diplomats<div class="ExternalClass726698B1013746D99C979B468AECAC8A"><p>Please contact us to discuss this exemption further.</p><div class="text-block"><p><strong>Phone:</strong> 0113 222 4404 <span class="font-xsmall">(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)</span></p><p><strong>Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:council.tax@leeds.gov.uk">council.tax@leeds.gov.uk</a></p></div><br></div>
Members of religious communitiesMembers of religious communities<div class="ExternalClass3294347B8CB04AD89F59AF05010EA83C"><p>You may be able to claim a council tax discount if you are a member of a religious community.</p><p>For further information and to apply for the discount, please download, complete and return the claim form to:</p><div class="text-block"> Leeds City Council<br> P.O. Box 60<br> LS2 8JR <p></p></div><div class="docList one"><div class="listWebpart"><ul><li class="pdf"> <a href="/docs/CT70A.pdf"><span class="info">Religious communities discount claim form<span class="arrow"></span></span><span class="thirdInfo">(PDF, 29KB)</span></a></li></ul></div></div></div>

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