Carers are not counted when calculating Council Tax so you may be able to apply for a discount.

Do I qualify?

You can apply for carers discount if you:

  • provide care on behalf of a local authority or charity
  • are employed by an individual, but have been introduced by a charity
  • are employed for at least 24 hours per week
  • are not paid more than £44 per week
  • live in the property provided for your job

or you can apply if:

  • the person you care for is not your partner or child under 18
  • you live in the same property as the person you care for
  • you provide care for at least 35 hours per week
  • you care for a person entitled to one of these benefits:
    • Attendance Allowance (higher rate)
    • Disability Living Allowance - care component (at the high rate)
    • Disablement Pension - increased rate (at the highest rate)
    • an increase in Constant Attendance Allowance

How do I apply?


You can upload your application form (PDF, 82.3 KB) through My Gloucester if you've linked your Council Tax account.

How to link your account?

First you'll need to sign up to My Gloucester and sign in, then you can link your Council Tax account.

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Download and complete the form (PDF, 82.3 KB) and send to us at You must include the Council Tax account reference number in your email to us and the word reference in the subject of your email. For example 'Reference [Your Council Tax number]'



Download and complete the form (PDF, 82.3 KB) and send to us at Gloucester City Revenues & Benefits, PO Box 2017, PERSHORE, WR10 9BJ