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Could you be exempt from paying Council Tax?

With council tax charges rising its worth checking the situations when you might be entitled to an exemption.

 

You won't pay Council Tax if:

 

·        you live in a care home

·        you are in hospital on a permanent basis

·        your home is unoccupied because you have gone to live somewhere else to provide or receive personal care due to age, illness or disability

·        your home is wholly occupied by one or more people who have a severe mental impairment (e.g. dementia). If you live with someone who has dementia, then you’ll be treated as a sole occupant as they will be disregarded, but you won’t be exempt.

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