I am currently applying for the council tax SMI reduction for my Dad and it is taking so long!. Been dragging on since January. I live with my Dad in his house and am his main carer. So far they have applied a 25 % discount due to me being his carer still waiting for the main discount to be applied. Lots of tooing a froing with the GP form as they didn't make the diagnosis the memory service did. Also the GP incorrectly filling out the form! The council are so inept!. A further complication is that for a few years my Dad incorrectly paid the council tax with a single person discount which we are now paying back this year.