Many people may not be aware that they can reduce their Council Tax if they care for an adult over 18, who is not their spouse or partner, who is in receipt of certain benefits and they provide this care for an average of 35 hours a week.
Further conditions have to be met but what it can mean is that if the household consists of a disabled person and a single parent, a discount of up to 5o% may apply. Similarly, if there are two parents and a disabled person you may be entitled to at least 25% and in some circumstances 50%
If you think that you might qualify for help contact Test Valley Borough Council and explain your situation. We also hold some explanatory letters a nd application forms here at The Wellington and we may be able to give further information.