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Sandy1949

Sandy1949

Registered User
Apr 28, 2015
2
Hi

I applied and got council tax reduction for my husband who has just been diagnosed with dementia. Now I have received a letter saying that because my grandson lives with us the amount of adults in our house means he cannot get a reduction

Is this correct ?
 

nitram

Registered User
Apr 6, 2011
20,619
North Manchester
Yes, the SME is a disregard, it reduces the occupancy by one.
One occupant - no council tax
Two occupants - 25% discount
More than two occupants - no reduction.
 

jenniferpa

Registered User
Jun 27, 2006
39,448
Hi and welcome to Talking Point.

That sounds correct (assuming your grandson is an adult, and isn't a full time student).

The way it works is that the discount essentially removes a person from the home. So 1 person living alone pays no tax, 2 people pay 75% of the tax but 3 or more people mean no reduction.
 

Beate

Registered User
May 21, 2014
12,012
London
Hi and welcome to Talking Point.

That sounds correct (assuming your grandson is an adult, and isn't a full time student).

The way it works is that the discount essentially removes a person from the home. So 1 person living alone pays no tax, 2 people pay 75% of the tax but 3 or more people mean no reduction.
I wish it were 50% for two! Alas, it's 75%.
Edit: you corrected it before I pressed send!
 

Beate

Registered User
May 21, 2014
12,012
London