Dementia./Council tax

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by ronyork, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. ronyork

    ronyork Registered User

    Apr 28, 2015
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    Perhaps you all know but if you are recieving carers allowance you can get a 25% on your council tax
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    "Perhaps you all know but if you are recieving carers allowance you can get a 25% on your council tax"

    Agreed it does not preclude a reduction but in itself it does not give an entitlement.
     
  3. nellbelles

    nellbelles Volunteer Host

    Nov 6, 2008
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    Carers Allowance doesn't on it own give the 25% disregard of the council tax, that is given when someone is deemed to have mental issues i.e. dementia, hope that helps.
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    It's not the Carers Allowance that does that but Attendance Allowance, together with a form signed by the GP confirming the diagnosis, on the grounds of "severe mental impairment".
     
  5. loveahug

    loveahug Registered User

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    Unless the caree lives alone, in which case they are totally exempt due to SMI (Severe Mental Impairment)
     
  6. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    "It's not the Carers Allowance that does that but Attendance Allowance, together with a form signed by the GP confirming the diagnosis, on the grounds of "severe mental impairment"."

    Severe mental impairment means that the person is disregarded thus reducing the occupancy by one, if there are two occupants this means that the 25% sole occupancy takes effect, if there are more than two full tax is payable. If one, as has been said, no tax.
     
  7. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    #7 Pete R, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
    But if the second occupant is a carer (not a parent or partner) do not both get disregarded and therefore a 50% levy is charged?
     
  8. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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  9. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    #9 Pete R, Jul 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
    I think if the carer was SMI or a student then the charge would be zero. But if not, and although entitled to be disregarded, the property is still classed as occupied and a 50% charge is made. The owner of the property even if that is the SMI is liable to pay.

    Sec 8 of FS21......
    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...plqt7O6w1iJc0xg&bvm=bv.97653015,d.ZGU&cad=rjt
     

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