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Council tax discount on pip?

novice123novice123 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I live in Scotland and receive both PIP rates at the standard rate and want to know if I can claim  council tax discount


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  • AlexAlex Scope Team Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    Hi @Novice123,

    You might be eligible - your house must have a special feature that makes it possible or easier for you to live there. Here are the important points from Shelter:

    • To get a reduction in your council tax you must have both a person who is disabled living in your home and a special feature that makes it possible or easier for them to live there.
    • To apply for a reduction you need to write to your council tax department and they may ask for a letter from a health professional to support your application.
    • You can only get 12 months of discount so you need to reapply every 12 months to keep getting the discount.
    • If your application is approved your council tax will be reduced to the amount for the next council tax band down from the band your property is in.
    Read more here: http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/advice_topics/paying_for_a_home/paying_council_tax/council_tax_and_disabled_people

    Hope that helps.
  • AlexAlex Scope Team Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    Hi @novice123

    Was this helpful? Did you manage to get a discount?
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