If just you and your carer live in your home, you may be able to get a carer's discount to reduce your bill by 25%.
The criteria is:
- The carer must be resident in the same dwelling as the person to whom they are providing care, and
- Providing care for at least 35 hours a week on average
Please note the person to whom they are providing care must be over 18 years old and not the spouse or partner of the carer.
If they are providing care to a child under the age of 18 years they must not be the parent of this child.
Person being cared for
The person being cared for must normally 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 (AA)
- Increase in Constant Attendance Allowance under the Industrial Injuries or War Pensions scheme
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Highest rate of Constant Attendance Allowance payable on top of full rate Disablement Benefit paid for an industrial injury
In certain circumstances when just you and your carer live in your home, you may still be able to get a carer's discount (when we don't count your live-in carer) even if the cared-for person doesn't get one of the benefits listed above.