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Council Tax Bill

Golden12Golden12 Member Posts: 15 Connected
Disabled people need a change in the council tax bill system to ( All councils to apply to ) A reduction in there council tax bill as as a disabled person every council makes there own choices this needs to change as local council only gives discount if a room for a disabled person is set down stairs !!! 
It could be made mandatory for all councils 
let me know what you all think if u want to😲

Replies

  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,511 Disability Gamechanger
    The problem is councils penslise people with disabilities who claim pip or dla its not suposed to be means tested but the council always take it into consideration when you work 

    I have been told I have to pay 139.00 a month because  I have a small amount of universal credit  I get my part time wages and I get pip when I am not working I dont have to pay council tax  and my pip isn't mentioned 


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 7,136 Disability Gamechanger
    There are many circumstances in which the band reduction can be applied and the rules governing this are national not local. Interpretations can and do vary but then it’s up to you to challenge that. I’ve certainly obtained the reduction for people on simple things like changes to an upstairs room or furniture rearrangement to accommodate a wheelchair.
  • Golden12Golden12 Member Posts: 15 Connected
    hi thanks for your reply Lisa really £139 is still a lot money each month you probably pay full council tax then like I do a least one thing we are all disabled and penalised one way or another x
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