Council Tax Discounts for mentally impaired are not being claimed

/Council Tax Discounts for mentally impaired are not being claimed

Council Tax Discounts for mentally impaired are not being claimed

New research from MoneySavingExpert.com suggests that tens of thousands of vulnerable people could be missing out on a council tax discount that could save them thousands of pounds. Those diagnosed as “severely mentally impaired” don’t have to pay the tax and two-person households, where one is a sufferer, qualify for a 25% discount. However, councils are accused of being slow to offer any information on the scheme. In Spelthorne BC in Surrey, only 10 residents have claimed, in East Ayrshire the number is 11 whereas in East Dunbartonshire some 447 residents have claimed and Ashford in Kent 423 have submitted applications – all areas with similar populations.
The overarching message is to ensure that organisations and individuals who are supporting people with mental health impairments must be aware of this discount and help those they are caring for to take advantage of these substantial savings.
BBC News

By |2017-10-11T11:39:01-05:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Local, Money, National|Tags: , |0 Comments

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