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Require council tax SMI discounts be backdated to diagnosis - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Require council tax SMI discounts be backdated to diagnosis

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Dear bowlingbun
Unfortunately the rules for Council Tax Exemption are the same as for Council Tax Discount.
You/they need GP certification and a qualifying DWP Benefit.
The only way this will change for all council throughout the UK is if the laws are changed.
177,000 #Dementia households are entitled to either a 25% or a 100% reduction in their council tax yet only 25,000 receive the full discount. Please sign this petition for a change in the laws. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
67% of UK councils hold back on giving a reduction in council tax of as much as £10,400 to families with #dementia. Please sign this petition to change the laws https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
There are 152,381 UK families coping with #dementia denied council tax discount of between £200 and £10,400 because they live in one of the 255 councils who do not give them their full discount. Please stop this discrimination by signing this petition. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
There are 1,008,375 UK people with #Dementia and each has friends, carers and relatives. That's some 5 million people touched by dementia. Just 100,000 signatures can halt the discrimination of Council Tax Dementia laws. Please sign and resend, Thank you. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
An MP has presented a petition to parliament to change the laws on Council Tax Discounts for people with Dementia. The petition requires that council tax disregards are backdated to the date a person was certified as being severely mentally impaired, where they then go on to qualify for a relevant benefit. It is imperative that MPs and MSPs on all sides present and support this petition so that both people with dementia and their mostly unpaid carers are recognised. Please ask your MP/MSP to give their support.
A petition presented to parliament asks for a change in the laws to give people with Dementia council tax discounts from the date they are diagnosed and no longer have to wait months or even years. Please ask your MP, MSP or MS to give their support to :- https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2 ... orDementia
A petition presented to parliament asks for a change in the laws to give people with Dementia council tax discounts from the date they are diagnosed by their GP and no longer have to wait months or even years. Please ask your MP, MSP or MS to give their support to :- https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2 ... orDementia by writing to them using https://www.writetothem.com/