1. jackie1

    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.
     
  2. Westie

    Westie Registered User

    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.
     
  3. Clive

    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
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Can I just add that the 25% rebate also applies to anyone receiving attendance allowance.
     
  5. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,419
    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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