Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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happyfella
happyfella Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
Hi, i am really struggling to understand the council tax rebate for my council. Sorry, i really struggle with things like that. I receive enhance rate for both mobility and living and have been told to apply for a council tax rebate. however when i go on the site it confuses me. Can anyone who has applied for the rebate explain the process and if it a means tested benefit and what proof i have to supply

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    It isnt a rebate it is a reduction 

    If you are confused I would ring the council and ask to speak to them instead so they can explain 

    Every council is different with different criteria so we cant really explain to you as we dont know 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,096 Disability Gamechanger
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    HI,

    There's council tax reduction available to those on low income, which is available to apply from your local council.

    There's also various exemptions which are totally different to council tax reduction. There's a carers exemption which allow 25% discount if there are 2 adults living at the same property, that your partner can claim. This allows the carers to be exempt, which means the main claimant is then classed as living alone.

    There's the single person discount of 25%, which is like the carers dicount.
    Student discount 25%. Finally there's the severe mental impairment but this needs a form to be filled out by a GP.

    All local councils have their own rules but these are the national ones and are available to everyone.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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