Mentally Impaired backdate


DO the council have to backdate a mentally impaired discount ? Just claimed now but should have qualified for the last few years so can they backdate it ?

The criteria I have read do apply for the time I want to backdate it.


Backdating of the SMI disregard (and any associated discount and exemption) can certainly occur. The council should look at awarding any reduction for the period they know that a person qualifies.

If the backdating is for more than 6 years then there may be further issues that have to be considered.