Council tax disability reduction backdating

Simply rearranging rooms - for example, having a bedroom on the ground floor rather than the first floor - is unlikely to make your home eligible for a reduction.

If your home is eligible, your bill will be reduced to that of a property in the next Council Tax band down.

To apply for CTR you would need to contact your local council benefits department.

Your local council will calculate how much CTR you are entitled to, based on your income and savings.

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Or the property must contain a bathroom or kitchen which is not the only bathroom or kitchen within the property and is mainly used by and required to meet the needs of the disabled person.

'Disabled person' in this context means a person who is substantially and permanently disabled.Help for people on low incomes is provided in England through various local CTR schemes run by councils.In Scotland and Wales there is a national CTR scheme, although this will still be administered by local councils.see also: Benefit Rates The disabled band reduction scheme aims to ensure that disabled people do not pay more Council Tax because they live in a larger property than they would have needed if they were not disabled.Having a disability does not automatically entitle you to a reduction.

Council tax disability reduction backdating