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    • Homeagain
    • By Homeagain 13th Feb 18, 6:25 PM
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    Council Tax Query
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:25 PM
    Council Tax Query 13th Feb 18 at 6:25 PM
    My daughter is claiming Universal Credit but has just had surgery to her foot and will have the same surgery to her other foot once she is over the first operation. She is on crutches and will take approximately 2 - 3 months before she is walking and able to work. In these circumstances, will I be entitled to any reduction in Council Tax? I am finding it very difficult to make ends meet as I do not earn very much.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 13th Feb 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:48 PM
    My daughter is claiming Universal Credit but has just had surgery to her foot and will have the same surgery to her other foot once she is over the first operation. She is on crutches and will take approximately 2 - 3 months before she is walking and able to work. In these circumstances, will I be entitled to any reduction in Council Tax? I am finding it very difficult to make ends meet as I do not earn very much.
    Originally posted by Homeagain
    Under those circumstances, most likely not.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 13th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
    You might be able to get the 25% single person discount if she's disregarded. If she were on Income Based ESA or JSA she would be, but I'm not sure how it works for Universal Credit, it might depend what parts of UC she's getting.
    Last edited by Ames; 13-02-2018 at 8:17 PM.
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    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 13th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:03 PM
    Hi OP, no you wont be entitled to any rebate

    Is this the same daughter that was sacked back in August?

    I understand you mention she had minor learning difficulties but is able to keep up with bar work, and you also mention within the last 12 months, your concern about not being able to raise the extra rent your landlord was asking for of £20 so your financial difficulties arent a new thing, i mean they haven't sprang up overnight

    To be honest with you, it seems like you are over relying on your daughter if she has learning difficulties and gets sacked you may find her work life somewhat turbulent i.e not to be relied upon for her share of board as it may not be forthcoming

    I dont know your full circumstances but what about when your daughter decides she wants to move out? Unless you cover your back you could end up , up the creek

    I think your best way forwards is to up your own earnings if i am honest
    The opposite of what you know...is also true
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