§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment to what extent eligibility for the single person discount for council tax purposes is affected by the receipt of income from the independent living fund.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
[holding answer 23 February 1993]: From 1 April 1993, payments to all those people who 729W currently receive money from the independent living fund will be made from a new body, the independent living (extension) fund. Receipt of income from the fund will not affect eligibility for a single person discount for council tax purposes. A discount will apply to any single adult dwelling regardless of the resident's income.
Payments from the independent living (extension) fund will be fully disregarded for council tax benefit purposes.