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Severely mentally impaired adults

Important declaration

The information you provide must be accurate and true.  To give false information may result in prosecution.

In submitting this form you authorise us to make any enquiries necessary to verify the information given. 

Please make sure you complete all relevant fields otherwise your application may be delayed. 

You must tell us when and if anything changes.  Failure to do so, within 21 days, may result in a £70.00 penalty

The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud.  It may also share this information with other agencies and organisations solely for these purposes.

Council Tax Severly Mentally Impaired Discount Application Form

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What you need to know...

An adult will be disregarded for Council Tax purposes if they are severely mentally impaired, this means a person has a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning, which appears to be permanent, such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Qualifying benefits

(In the case of a benefit which ceases to be payable on reaching pensionable age, the person should have been in receipt of that benefit until it ceased for that reason)

  1. an incapacity benefit under Section 30A, 40 or 41 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
  2. an attendance allowance under Section 64 of that Act;
  3. a severe disablement allowance under section 68 of that Act;
  4. the care component of a disability living allowance under Section 71 of that act, payable at the highest rate under section 72(4)(a) or at the middle rate under section 72(4)(b) of that Act;
  5. the standard or enhanced rate of Daily Living Component of the Personal Independence Payment;
  6. an increase in the rate of a disablement pension under section 104 of that Act (increase where constant attendance needed);
  7. a disability working allowance under Section 129 of that Act for which the qualifying benefit is one falling within subsection (2)(a)(i) or (ii) of that section, or is a corresponding Northern Ireland benefit;
  8. an unemployability supplement under Part 1 of Schedule 7 to that Act;
  9. a constant attendance allowance under:
    1. article 14 of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983; or
    2. article 14 of the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 (including that provision as supplied, whether with or without modifications, by any other instrument);
  10. an unemployability allowance under:
    1. article 18(1) of the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983, or
    2. article 18(1) of the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 (including that provision as applied, whether with or without modifications, by any other instrument).
  11. income support where the applicable amount includes a disability premium in respect of which the additional condition in paragraph 12(1)(b) of schedule 2 to the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 is satisfied.

 

Evidence 

Proof of any benefit the person receives must be uploaded. We ask for details of the person's doctor so that we can confirm whether they are entitled to a discount. 

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form within the authority for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies administering public funds solely for these purposes.