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Backdate Council Tax Discounts to date of GP Certification - Carers UK Forum

Backdate Council Tax Discounts to date of GP Certification

For issues specific to caring for someone with dementia.
The Law needs to be changed so that ALL people with a mental impairment receive Council Tax Discount at the point of GP Certification. Please sign this petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
They already can! What problems are you having?
According to the High Court the laws as they stand state that a person with Severe Mental Impairment can only receive Council Tax discount or exemption when they also are receiving a qualifying benefit of either Attendance Allowance or PIP/DLA, which can be many years later. 255 out of the 382 UK councils hold back on the council tax discount until the person is in receipt of the qualifying benefit which means that only 25,000 out of the 177,000 people with dementia receiving council tax discounts receive it from the date of GP diagnosis.
Update the 1992 laws on #Dementia by signing this petition and re-sending . Thank you for your help. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
People over pensionable age with Dementia may qualify for Attendance Allowance of either £92.40 (Day and Night Time Attendance) per week or £61.85 (Day or Night Time Attendance) per week from April 2022. No Means Testing. See https://www.dementiaguidance.co.uk
People under pensionable age with Dementia may qualify for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) of either £92.40 (Enhanced Rate) per week or £61.85 (Standard Rate) per week from April 2022. No Means Testing. See https://www.gov.uk/pip
The present laws discriminate against people with #dementia. Please sign this petition to correct the laws and raise up to £1.58 Billion of council tax discounts for families with dementia. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
#Dementia is a terminal illness without any potential cure where medication can only slow down its progress yet most councils hold back discounts on council tax for up to 6 years. Please sign this petition for a change in the laws https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/614616
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