Freedom of information response

Council Tax

Publication date: 
Friday 27 January 2023

Please can you tell me the number of households within your council who, at or around 1st January 2023:-

1. Are receiving Council Tax SMI Discount.

2. Are receiving Council Tax SMI Exemption

On receipt of the appropriate application and having met the criteria of both receipt of a Qualifying Benefit and Certification by a Medical Practitioner stating when the person first had SMI,

Do you:-

(A) Backdate to the date of receipt of both qualifying criteria ?

Or (B) Backdate to the date Certified by the Medical Practitioner ?


1.We currently have 291 households who receive an SMI Exemption

2.We currently have 221 households who receive an SMI discount

3.We backdate to the date certified by the medical practitioner providing they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit on that date.

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Request reference:
FOI 12550