My mother came to live with me from a country in the EU a few years ago but was not entitled to Attendance allowance for a number of weeks after she came to live with me because of some residency rule. She had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and was seen by a doctor not long after she arrived and it was obvious she had severe mental impairment at that appointment. I was her carer from the time she came to live with me until she moved into a care home. I have applied for a council tax refund (which I have only just found out about) for severe mental impairment but the council are insisting I produce the entitlement for AA and say that she has to be entitled to that, but that will mean I won't get a refund for the first few weeks she came to live with me even though she had SMI from the start. I have searched on other threads but can't find a link to any thing that could back up the fact that I only have to prove SMI and the entitlement to AA is not needed. If anyone could point me to that information please?