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Single Person's Discount Review

Complete your Single Person's Discount Review online

What should you do now?

Please confirm your current details by clicking on the Single Person's Discount Review link above. To access your form you will need to enter your unique PIN number. You can find this PIN number on the letter we have sent to you. If you have any questions regarding the form or require further information click on the link below to access the frequently asked questions page. Single Person's Discount frequently asked questions (FAQs)

More about the Single Person's Discount review

Mid Sussex District Council is continuing to review discounts which will help identify fraudulent claims among Council Tax payers who are attempting to cheat the system. Each year local authorities nationwide receive a high volume of applications for Single person's discount. Sadly some of these applications are not genuine and just like benefit cheats; these people are claiming reductions in their bills falsely. Legislation exists which allows Council Tax cheats to be prosecuted in the same way that benefit cheats are; through the court system and made to pay back the money they owe. Checks will be made to ensure everyone who claims the discount is genuine. However, occasionally circumstances may not be so easy to explain. To help in these situations we have included the most frequently asked questions that can arise throughout this review period.

Amnesty Period

The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Detection of Fraud and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013 allows the Council to impose a £70 penalty if a claimant has failed to notify the Council within 21 days of a change of circumstances which invalidates the SPD claim.  Mid Sussex District Council has decided to waive the penalty fee for anyone who may have forgotten to inform the Council they were no longer eligible for the discount, if they notify the Council before the 31st December 2018.