Council U-turn on Bute army vet’s rebate claim

Donald McIntyre's claim for a disabled person's council tax discount was refused, but has now been accepted after The Buteman got on the case.
Donald McIntyre's claim for a disabled person's council tax discount was refused, but has now been accepted after The Buteman got on the case.

Argyll and Bute Council has reversed a decision to refuse a Rothesay ex-serviceman’s application for a council tax discount - after The Buteman got on the case.

We contacted the authority after Mr McIntyre, who lives in a house in the town which can only be occupied by disabled former service personnel, showed us a letter stating that his claim for a disabled person’s rebate had been turned down.

Mr McIntyre’s story featured in this week’s issue of The Buteman, which went on sale on Thursday.

And on that same day Mr McIntyre, who moved into his home at Sheriff’s Croft in September after four years on a waiting list, contacted us to say the council had reversed its decision.

“I’ve got a letter from someone at the council saying ‘I write to confirm that your claim has been successful and amended documentation will be issued shortly’,” he told us.

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