Council Tax refund for overpayment.

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My mother, who is now in care, was diagnosed with dementia several years ago but was paying her council tax up until she went into care in 2018. Can I claim back a refund for those years she had dementia, living alone with carers visiting. If so, how do i go about it please?

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  • bradders1983
    bradders1983 Posts: 5,684 Forumite
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    edited 20 November 2020 at 10:47AM
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    How much council tax was she paying? Full rate? Did the council know she was living alone? Why do you feel a refund is due? More details needed.
  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,726 Forumite
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    Unless you have POA only your mother could claim a refund, if one was due.
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • CIS
    CIS Posts: 12,260 Forumite
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    edited 23 November 2020 at 1:01PM
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    Beatboy said:
    My mother, who is now in care, was diagnosed with dementia several years ago but was paying her council tax up until she went into care in 2018. Can I claim back a refund for those years she had dementia, living alone with carers visiting. If so, how do i go about it please?

    Backdating of council tax exemptions or discounts in respect of council tax SMI is possible - whether or not it's an easy task or not depends on the council. Some are easier to deal with than others.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a specialist Council Tax paralegal assisting landlords and Council Tax payers with council tax disputes and valuation tribunals. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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