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    tifosi
    Pension credit - entitled to council tax refund?
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    • 21st Dec 12, 3:49 PM
    Pension credit - entitled to council tax refund? 21st Dec 12 at 3:49 PM
    Hi,

    my wife has recently been awarded Pension Credit , having applied some 3 months ago (it took an official complaint to actually get the application sorted, but that's another story!)

    My question is, now she has been awarded this with it backdated to June, are we able to apply for a partial refund of this years council tax?

    Many thanks for your time
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    • By fermi 21st Dec 12, 5:06 PM
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    • 21st Dec 12, 5:14 PM
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    • 21st Dec 12, 5:14 PM
    Hi,

    my wife has recently been awarded Pension Credit , having applied some 3 months ago (it took an official complaint to actually get the application sorted, but that's another story!)

    My question is, now she has been awarded this with it backdated to June, are we able to apply for a partial refund of this years council tax?

    Many thanks for your time
    Originally posted by tifosi
    The best thing to do is to ring the local council to whom you pay your council tax and ask. I would think that there will be a refund, but whether they can or may be willing to backdate it so far I have no idea.
    • elmer
    • By elmer 21st Dec 12, 5:18 PM
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    • 21st Dec 12, 5:18 PM
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    • 21st Dec 12, 5:18 PM
    You will have to apply for Council Tax benefit, if you contact your council they will send you out the forms, if its Guaranteed credit that you have been awarded, CTB should be awarded from the date the pension credit was awarded.

    Happy Christmas

    elmer x
    • Whiteknight
    • By Whiteknight 22nd Dec 12, 3:24 PM
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    • 22nd Dec 12, 3:24 PM
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    • 22nd Dec 12, 3:24 PM
    Hi,

    my wife has recently been awarded Pension Credit , having applied some 3 months ago (it took an official complaint to actually get the application sorted, but that's another story!)

    My question is, now she has been awarded this with it backdated to June, are we able to apply for a partial refund of this years council tax?

    Many thanks for your time
    Originally posted by tifosi
    Yes, as long as the entitlement was in place you should be refunded.
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