Council tax and mental impairment

For information and discussion about benefits
I knew there are rebates but did you know they can be backdated?
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/r ... nks-to-mse
In my days - the claim was only ever backdated to the latest of either the award of AA, the date the SMI cert was signed by GP or the date of application and never backdated any earlier.
In my days - the claim was only ever backdated to the latest of either the award of AA/other qualifying benefit, the date the SMI cert was signed by GP or the date of application and never backdated any earlier.
Another point worth remembering and often overlooked is that if you live with your caree and there are no other qualifying adults in the household you maybe able to claim a further 25% discount as a carer, in which case only the 50% tax becomes due.
If the person discregarded as SMI lives alone then they are entitled to full exemption as the property is wholely occupied by SMIs.