Status Discount/Exemption for the Severely Mentally Impaired
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The Local Government Finance Act 1992 Schedule 1 and the Discount Disregards Order 1992, paragraph 3, as amended, provide that a person who is severely mentally impaired will be disregarded for the purpose of determining entitlement to discount.
A person is defined as severely mentally impaired if he or she has a "severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent", this must be confirmed by a medical practitioner and the person must also be entitled to one of the benefits listed below, they are:
- Incapacity benefit/ Employment Support Allowance
- an attendance allowance
- a severe disablement allowance
- the care component of a disability living allowance (middle or higher rate only)
- an increase in the rate of industrial disablement pension
- a disability working allowance
- an unemployability supplement
- a constant attendance allowance
- an unemployability allowance
- Income Support/Employment Support Allowance where the applicable amount includes a disability premium
- the standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of personal independence payment
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Universal Credit (limited capability for work must be included)
Before your application can be considered you must provide proof of your qualifying benefit and a completed Doctor's Certificate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A completed Doctor’s Certificate is required as part of this application. This should be completed and signed by the person’s GP or other medical practitioner. Proof of qualifying benefit and proof from the person’s GP will need to be supplied before your application can be processed. The downloadable Doctor’s Certificate can be found at the foot of the DISCOUNTS web page under DOWNLOADS.
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