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Petition for people with dementia of all ages who receive either Attendance Allowance or PIP/DLA

Browny10

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Concise dementia information on:- Attendance Allowance, Council Tax Discount, Blue Badge, Incontinence, Showering, Power of Attorney, Charities, Carers meetings, Respite Care, Contingency Plans, Utilities priority services, Preparing an overnight bag, See:- https://www.dementiaguidance.co.uk​
 

Browny10

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People over pensionable age with Dementia may qualify for Attendance Allowance of either £92.40 (Day and Night Time Attendance) per week or £61.85 (Day or Night Time Attendance) per week from April 2022. No Means Testing. See https://www.dementiaguidance.co.uk​
 

Browny10

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People over pensionable age with Dementia may qualify for Attendance Allowance of either £92.40 (Day and Night Time Attendance) per week or £61.85 (Day or Night Time Attendance) per week from April 2022. No Means Testing. See https://www.dementiaguidance.co.uk/ .​
 

Browny10

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People under pensionable age with Dementia may qualify for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) of either £92.40 (Enhanced Rate) per week or £61.85 (Standard Rate) per week from April 2022. No Means Testing. See https://www.gov.uk/pip
 

Agzy

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Moreton, Wirral. UK.
Require council tax discounts for dementia are backdated to the diagnosis date

People with dementia are only 'disregarded' (not counted) for council tax if they have a medical certificate and are eligible for certain benefits. Some benefits have waiting periods of up to six months, meaning many people with dementia have to wait months to qualify for council tax discounts.
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We want the Government to require that council tax disregards are backdated to the date a person was certified as being severely mentally impaired, where they then go on to qualify for a relevant benefit. This should mean that people with dementia - no matter their age - receive additional council tax discounts for longer periods, potentially saving them thousands of pounds.

There are over 600,000 people with dementia who receive care at home. We believe current rules are unfair, and need to be reformed.
Sign this petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petition ... atures/new
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Browny10

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An MP has presented a petition to parliament to change the laws on Council Tax Discounts for people with Dementia. The petition requires that council tax disregards are backdated to the date a person was certified as being severely mentally impaired, where they then go on to qualify for a relevant benefit. It is imperative that MPs and MSPs on all sides present and support this petition so that both people with dementia and their mostly unpaid carers are recognised. Please ask your MP/MSP to give their support.
 

Browny10

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Thanks again nitram. This is the latest social media post including your suggested link. With Council Tax issues being devolved it gets complicated, thus MP, MSP and MS.
A petition presented to parliament asks for a change in the laws to give people with Dementia council tax discounts from the date they are diagnosed and no longer have to wait months or even years. Please ask your MP, MSP or MS to give their support to :- https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commo...22061653000009/CouncilTaxDiscountsForDementia
 

Browny10

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