1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Hi all

    When someone has Alzheimer's and are not interested in voting anymore do they still have to register to vote and receive voting cards? If not what is the procedure to advise someone is ill and won't want to vote anymore?

    Reds
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,715
    Female
    London
  3. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
  4. Pegsdaughter

    Pegsdaughter Registered User

    Oct 7, 2014
    129
    London
    There is a benefit on being on the electoral register in that it improves your credit rating.


    Sent from my iPad using Talking Point
     
  5. brambles

    brambles Registered User

    Sep 22, 2014
    229
    Female
    NW England
    I thought the reason you got a reduction in council tax for mental impairment was because you were not able to make an informed decision and therefore unable to vote.
     
  6. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,546
    Female
    South coast
    Yes brambles, it does seem stupid doesnt it
    Just because you are on the electoral register it doesnt mean that you have to vote. Reds, if they doent want to/cant vote anymore you can just ignore the voting cards.


    BTW Pegsdaughter, I had to giggle over your reply as I dont think mum is going to worry about her credit rating any more ;)
     
  7. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,549
    south-east London
    The other important thing about being on the electoral register is that it is used to help check entitlement to benefits such as care assistance, housing benefit - even nursing home applications.
     
  8. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    540
    Hertfordshire
    Thanks everyone xx
     

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