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1 year 8 months ago #274712 by Harry
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Firstly, a big thank you to this forum. With the help of this website, the guide and advice from members and moderators, my wife has been awarded PIP at the enhanced rate for both daily living and mobility (on first attempt!).

My wife has only recently been diagnosed with young onset dementia. On the advice of this forum I requested a paper assessment, I asked to act as her appointee and I wrote a letter explaining how her dementia affected her and what help I had to provide. All of this ensured that she got the correct award without the distress of an interview. Thank you again to all who helped.

I am applying for a council tax discount and I would be grateful for any advice please. In addition, are other forms of assistance that my wife might be able to claim now she has a PIP award? Please forgive me if this subject has already been covered.

Harry
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1 year 8 months ago #274742 by peter
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Hi Harry,

Council tax reductions for disability are given only if certain criteria are met

For example, there are adaptations related to the disability in the property.

The other reason is that someone in the property has a doctor’s certificate stating they have a severe mental impairment.

You can read the full definitions here

www.gov.uk/council-tax/discounts-for-disabled-people

I hope this helps

Regards
Pete

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1 year 8 months ago #274758 by Harry
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Thank you.

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1 year 8 months ago #274821 by SUE C C
Replied by SUE C C on topic Council Tax Discount and PIP
Well done to both you and your wife, on your successful application for PIP. I should think it's a huge relief not to have the assessment hanging over you. Again, very well done.

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