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Are you missing out on your council tax discount for dementia?

Despite council tax discounts having been available for many years, an investigation conducted by found that many people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease are not making the most of the council tax benefits they’re entitled to.

At Burley’s Home Care, we strongly believe that you shouldn’t ever pay more than you need to. We help those living with dementia in the South to claim the benefits that they’re entitled to. Don’t hesitate to contact our team to discuss your concerns.


What council tax discounts are those with dementia entitled to?


In Great Britain, if you live alone and have been medically diagnosed with dementia, then you could be exempted from paying council tax altogether and can claim back any money you paid for as long as you lived alone. This rule also if you live with a home carer who is not a partner or parent, who spends at least 35 hours a week providing care for you.

If you are living with an adult who has developed dementia, then you could be entitled to a ‘single person’ occupancy rate, which usually means a 25% discount off your council tax. That equates to £400 on average each year.

If you are at all unsure if you qualify for care benefit entitlement, our team of expert home carers in the South can provide invaluable guidance and support. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team and we'll be more than happy to help.