Who’s exempt from council tax ?

 There are a number of reasons why someone could be exempt from council tax.

If someone’s severely mentally impaired,they will be exempt  if both of the following apply.

You have to be medically certified as being severely mentally impaired.  If you have Dementia,Parkinson’s severe learning difficulties or had a Stroke.

They’re eligible for at least one of the following benefits: ( these aren’t all means-tested, and you don’t actually need to claim any benefits to get the discount).

-Attendance allowance under the Sec 64 of the Social Security Contributions & Benefits Act

-Severe disablement allowance

-The highest or middle rate of the care component of a disability living allowance

– The daily living component of personal independence payment

-Disabled persons tax credit

-Incapacity benefit

-Employment and support allowance

-Unemployability allowance or supplement

-Constant attendance allowance or income support including a disability premium

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