Dementia Awareness Week – Are you entitled to SMIPS discount?

This week is dementia week and if you live with someone diagnosed by their doctors as having dementia you could be entitled to the Severely Mentally Impaired Persons’ Status Discount.

A person can qualify if he/she is suffering from a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning which appears to be permanent and is entitled to at least one of the qualifying benefits found on the link below.

When making an application for the discount you will need to provide a copy of the Letter of Entitlement from the relevant Benefit Agency confirming entitlement to the benefit and you will also be asked to give the Billing Authority signed authority to contact your medical practitioner to confirm your status.

To receive an application form or for further advice please contact the Billing Authority on 01422 393631 or at central.services@calderdale.gov.uk

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