Council tax disability reduction backdating

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All properties fall into one of eight council tax bands - A to H - based on size, number of rooms etc.where A is the lowest council tax band, H the highest.

The person liable to pay the Council Tax is eligible for such a reduction if the dwelling concerned meets certain conditions.If three residents and one is severely mentally impaired, there is no discount.If all residents are severely mentally impaired, there is a 50% reduction if the property owner is liable, or exemption from council tax if the residents liable.To qualify the severely mentally impaired person must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit and a medical condition confirmed in writing by a General Practitioner, together with a Commencement date.A person cannot be a carer if they are caring for a partner or spouse or a child under 18.

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