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Council Tax

jackie1

Registered User
Jun 6, 2007
238
Cheshire
As I have only just found out about this, I thought I would post in case anyone else has not been told.

If you are getting DLA for dementia at the middle or higher level care component you can claim a 25% rebate if the "sufferer" is a partner or if they are living on their own a 100% rebate.

I only found out about this as it was mentioned in passing at the Caring and Coping Course I'm on at the moment.
 

Westie

Registered User
May 14, 2007
155
59
South East London/Surrey border
Backdated

Jackie,

You are entitled to get the council tax rebate dackdated to the date that DLA was agreed.

My council then reworked the amount that was due for the year and amended the direct debit payments accordingly. I didn't actually receive a refund but am paying far less this year which is a bonus.

As they say, every little helps.
 

Clive

Registered User
Nov 7, 2004
716
Hi.

I just found out about this too and I am trying to claim for 5 years when mum lived in her own house. It was just mentioned in passing in another TP thread recently. I was not told about it by SS or anyone else, though it is on one of the Alzheimer Society fact sheets, but I missed it. Seems to be a big secret.
The council have sent me a form and I am now trying to get it signed. The family doctor who diagnosed AD 5 years ago will not sign it because his receptionist says mum is now under the Nursing Home doctor. Hope he will sign it saying mum had AD for the last 5 years.

And yes I agree, every penny does count. At first I did not realise how much AD does cost the family who care.

Regards

Clive
 

jenniferpa

Registered User
Jun 27, 2006
39,448
Skye said:
Can I just add that the 25% rebate also applies to anyone receiving attendance allowance.
And the 100% (if they live alone) also applies to those receiving AA (although like everyone else you have to get a doctor to sign the form that generally says something like "serious mental incapacity").
 

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