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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 10th Oct 17, 2:37 PM
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    Concil Tax reduction
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:37 PM
    Concil Tax reduction 10th Oct 17 at 2:37 PM
    2nd attempt at applying for council tax reduction.
    1st attempt was rejected when I was full time.
    Got a new app sent today-took ipad pro/asus win10 laptop+Cannon airprint printer.
    Multiple browers whilst I scanned required docs.
    Could have been simpler if the online application supproted safari+chrome.
    I.E. was the only browser to show full screen ‘NEXT’ option to continue with form.
    That took some time, lets hope I get a postive result in a few weeks.
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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 10th Oct 17, 2:41 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:41 PM
    Did you have a question?
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 10th Oct 17, 2:45 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:45 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:45 PM
    Did you have a question?
    Originally posted by IAmWales
    No yet, unless there is anything I should be aware of.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 10th Oct 17, 2:49 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:49 PM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 2:49 PM
    Maybe I have a question.
    Does earning less than 11K mean I’ll qualify for ctx reduction.
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    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 11th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
    why are you applying in the first place?
    This forum is for disability money saving questions/advice
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 11th Oct 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 5:59 PM
    why are you applying in the first place?
    This forum is for disability money saving questions/advice
    Originally posted by cantcope
    Because I’m disabled.
    I mentioned via mse forums as I since re applied as my earnings are approx 10.5k.
    When I 1st applied I was full time since part time earlier this year due to disabilty.
    No concern I’ll get a response from my application in a few weeks.
    Only asking if there is anyother considerations which could affect my application.
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    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 16th Oct 17, 12:53 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 12:53 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 12:53 PM
    I wouldnt have thought so. Its a band reduction rather than discount. I think you can get a discount if you have a room in the house needed because of your disability. i'm not sure earnings have any bearing on this though.

    this is from the gov website.

    Disabled Band Reduction Scheme
    You may be eligible for the scheme if you live in a larger property than you would need if you or another occupant weren’t disabled.

    You’ll have to show that you’ve either:

    an extra bathroom, kitchen or other room that you need for the disabled person
    extra space inside the property for using a wheelchair
    The property must be the main home of at least 1 disabled person. This can be an adult or a child - it doesn’t have to be the person responsible for paying the Council Tax.
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Oct 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 5:32 PM
    Thanks contcope
    This is what I’ve applied for.
    Discounts if you are on a low income (Council Tax Reduction)
    Hence I mentioned my move to part time permanently earlier 2017.
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    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 18th Oct 17, 2:54 PM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 2:54 PM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 2:54 PM
    But surely the low income discount doesn't have anything to do with being disabled which is why i queried your reasoning for posting on the disability benefits board further up.
    Regardless, good luck
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 18th Oct 17, 7:31 PM
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    But surely the low income discount doesn't have anything to do with being disabled which is why i queried your reasoning for posting on the disability benefits board further up.
    Regardless, good luck
    Originally posted by cantcope
    My understanding is it is for low income disabled who claim PIP etc..
    There’s a few benfits which meet part of criterea.
    And earnings less than 16.5k approx.
    UTC may change this, time will tell.
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    • kpwll
    • By kpwll 18th Oct 17, 7:36 PM
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    In our area for a disabled CT reduction, it will depend on the adaptations in the house.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 18th Oct 17, 8:17 PM
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    Council tax discounts

    If you get either the daily living or mobility component of PIP, you may get money off your council tax bill.

    It’s hard to say exactly how much you’ll get off because it depends on things like the component and rate of PIP you’re getting. However, your council will be able to tell you.
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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 18th Oct 17, 8:43 PM
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    People are confusing two different things.

    Council tax support - what Dandy has applied for - is based on income and capital. PIP means you'll have a higher personal allowance, so you're more likely to qualify.

    Council tax reduction/ exemption - this covers things like the student exemption and the disability reduction. In the latter case your band can be reduced if you have adaptations in the house. These reductions are not means tested.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 18th Oct 17, 9:20 PM
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    People are confusing two different things.

    Council tax support - what Dandy has applied for - is based on income and capital. PIP means you'll have a higher personal allowance, so you're more likely to qualify.

    Council tax reduction/ exemption - this covers things like the student exemption and the disability reduction. In the latter case your band can be reduced if you have adaptations in the house. These reductions are not means tested.
    Originally posted by IAmWales
    Excellent simple to understand explantion.
    Thanks , as I mentioned it is possible UC may mean I don’t qualify, though UC is still to be rolled out in my area.
    I’ll post regardless of what councils’ decision is next few weeks-max 4 weeks for an answer either way.
    I got slightly confused myself as I’m due to start DMT’s next week(medicine)
    Though I hope I can sell my property 2018 as I cant continue to walk short stairs etc.
    Hence I didn’t want to arrange modifications to bathroom/kitchen etc though maybe council will find me a suitable property next year-that’s in progress though will take quite some time.
    Any additional help with council tax could make an essential difference as I’m doing my best since changing to part time permanently.
    At least I can attend hospital etc without having to worry about work and appointments same days.
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    • newtothis999
    • By newtothis999 19th Oct 17, 3:06 PM
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    Do you get PIP?
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 19th Oct 17, 7:21 PM
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    Do you get PIP?
    Originally posted by newtothis999
    Since early 2013-approx 1 year after being diagnosed late 2012 (which was from late 2011 -scans etc).
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