Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Change in Council Tax

Luckily for me, I started to follow the DSA on twitter.  A couple of months ago they tweeted that the criteria for a discount on your council tax bill had changed - it used to be that the person you were caring for had to be on the higher rate of DLA for personal care - it is now including anyone on the middle rate as well.

So I got in touch with our local council offices who were very helpful, even re-writing the form I had to fill in as it hadn't been updated yet, and yesterday I got notification that we were eligible.  It also gave us the backdated money as credit off our current bill, so has cut this year's payments by half.  This discount is worth  over £300 per year - well worth going for.  Of course, you won't be informed of this anywhere, but here it is - go for it!

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