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    Council Tax and Benefits

Those living in Service accommodation are exempt from paying council tax. Instead they are required to pay a contribution in lieu of council tax.

Those in receipt of a war disablement pension or war widow(er)s pension are now protected working age groups and so are protected from changes under the council tax reduction scheme.

Under national legislation blue badges are now available for:

  • Those in receipt of War Pensioners Mobility Supplement; and
  • Those awarded a benefit at tariffs one to eight under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and certified by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes either inability or considerable difficulty in walking.