ADHD and claiming for Disabled band reduction

I wondered if anyone had any guidance on applying for the disabled band reduction when you have severe ADHD. I am an adult who is diagnosed and living in a two bedroom property alone and I am seeking to make the claim based on the second room being a room that I use specifically to provide me a sanctuary from other areas of my home and i wondered if anyone had experience of making this claim specifically with ADHD and the criteria that was used to make a successful claim, 


  • chanz4
    chanz4 Posts: 10,850
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    If you live alone maybe difficult
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
  • Rubyroobs
    Rubyroobs Posts: 850
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    I think it's more for things like having to adapt a downstairs room into a bathroom or wet room.
  • sheramber
    sheramber Posts: 18,640
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    If you live alone why do you need a seprate room to get away  from other areas of your houme?

    What are you trying to get away from?
  • It is highly unlikely you would be eligible. When the criteria mentions needing to use a separate room specifically for a disability it generally means for such things as kidney dialysis etc.
    I am a Revenues Officer and have never yet seen it been awarded for the reasons you have stated.
  • Forgot to add, you may be entitled however to SMI exemption. If you get a disability benefit such as PIP, DLA, ESA etc and your GP signs you as SMI then you can get 100% exemption if living alone. Just ask your local Council Tax office for the SMI form.
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