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    • Pollyanna212
    • By Pollyanna212 11th Apr 18, 10:04 AM
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    Council tax reduction
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    Council tax reduction 11th Apr 18 at 10:04 AM
    Hi our daughter is a young adult with severe learning disabilities would we be entitled to a council tax reduction thank you inadvance
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    Look on your local council's website to see what discounts are available
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    Hi our daughter is a young adult with severe learning disabilities would we be entitled to a council tax reduction thank you inadvance
    Originally posted by Pollyanna212
    It depends what you mean by 'council tax reduction'. If you're taking about severely mentally impaired then the first hurdle is meeting the specific requirements for the disregard, any actual discount needs to look at the other residents on the property before it can be determined if one applies or not.

    If you talking about council tax support then you need to contact the council to see their scheme as every one is different.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax specialist. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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    Hi our daughter is a young adult with severe learning disabilities would we be entitled to a council tax reduction thank you inadvance
    Originally posted by Pollyanna212
    Ring your council up and request a SMI form , it will need to go to you daughters GP too . My council send it off themselves as some Drs charge for filling out their part.

    You can ask for it to be backdated to when she turned 18 , we did and both myself and my OH are disreguarded reducing our CT bill by 50 %
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    Depending on the local authority and the length of time so councils can be difficult over backdating. There are some arguments which can assist but if it gets as far as a tribunal nothing is guaranteed.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax specialist. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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