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Discounts for people who aren't counted

Certain people are not counted when working out the number of adults who live in your property. These include:

  • the severely mentally impaired (which may include people with dementia including Alzheimers, Parkinsons or who have suffered a stroke)
  • certain people in prison or detention
  • school pupils, school leavers and people for whom child benefit is still payable
  • certain 18 and 19 year olds
  • certain full-time students
  • non-British spouses of full-time students
  • student nurses
  • registered foreign language assistants
  • apprentices
  • youth training trainees
  • patients resident in hospital, hostels or nursing or care homes
  • care workers
  • carers
  • people with a relevant association with an international Headquarters and Defence Organisation
  • members of visiting forces
  • diplomats
  • members of religious communities

The exception to this is if you need to apply for a person's not counted discount based on severe mental impairment.  In this case, please download and complete the PDF form below.

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