Thanks to campaigning work by the team at MoneySavingExpert, the Welsh Government has become the first to standardise the information it gives about rebates for the Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI) and to offer one simple application form across all its 22 local councils.

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Council tax discounts for the Severely Mentally Impaired (SMI) were introduced across England, Scotland and Wales as long ago as 1992.

But lack of promotion by councils and irregular policies from postcode to postcode mean that tens of thousands of people who are eligible are not benefiting.

To find out more, MoneySavingExpert has produced a clear online guide.

As well as applying for the rebate, some councils may also consider a claim to reimburse residents for council tax which has already been paid.