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TOPIC: DLA and Council Tax Benefit.

DLA and Council Tax Benefit. 6 years 11 months ago #14258

Hi, I receive HRC and LRM,have got a partner who works full time and have 2 children. I'm i entitled to a discount on my council tax due to my disability/DLA or will it be means-tested with my partners earnings.
Thanks
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Re:DLA and Council Tax Benefit. 6 years 11 months ago #14267

Gazza66 wrote:
Hi, I receive HRC and LRM,have got a partner who works full time and have 2 children. I'm i entitled to a discount on my council tax due to my disability/DLA or will it be means-tested with my partners earnings.
Thanks

As Moderators our area of expertise is in relation to disability living allowance, attendance allowance, the personal capability assessment used in connection with incapacity benefits and the work capability assessment used in connection with employment and support allowance. So those are the only subjects on which we can provide reliable information. However, you need to bear in mind that boards like this can never provide advice to individual claimants about their specific circumstances, for that you need to use an advice agency.

All we can offer is general information about how the system works.

However, we cannot offer advice to individuals about a specific benefits problem under any circumstances. To give accurate and reliable advice about a specific benefits problem, we'd need to know a great deal about your income, savings, health, household arrangements and more. To give advice without all this information would seriously risk misinforming you.
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
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Re:DLA and Council Tax Benefit. 6 years 11 months ago #14268

No worries,just thought someone might have some experience of it with it being DLA connected.Thanks.
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Re:DLA and Council Tax Benefit. 6 years 11 months ago #14269

  • Jim Allison
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  • retired Principal Welfare Rights Officer
Hi Gazza,

I'm not sure if you're asking if you qualify for Council Tax Benefit, which is means tested, or a Disabled Council Tax Reduction.

The former is means-tested in the same way as Housing Benefit, the latter is not means-tested but is paid to those who need to use a wheelchair indoors, or have a special room that they use for their disability. If a claimant qualifies for this their council tax band is downrated. e.g. if they're in band C, it will be reduced to band B.

See Council Tax Benefit
and Council Tax Reduction for Disabled People

Hope this helps.

Jim
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Re:DLA and Council Tax Benefit. 6 years 11 months ago #14274

Thanks Jim,those links are a great help.
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