Hi, Have been lurking for about a week looking through the site, but have seen no answer to my question, so here goes...... After 10 years in the RAF I was medically discharged in 1996, received 2 pensions, war pension 40% and xafinity paymaster. Moved back up north and was introduced to a welfare advisor, had no idea these people even existed, fantastic guy, helped me get my war pension increased to 60% and told me about the council tax benefit. Up until then I had been paying full council tax, not knowing that as a war pensioner living alone I was entitled to have a full disregard. Although it wasn't easy, my local council blocked me every step of the way, losing documents, and forms on a number of occasions, two home visits that were completely and utterly humiliating, as they sat on my sofa grilling me going through 3 months worth of recent bank statements, every cash withdrawl was questioned. Their reasoning for this was to prove I had no savings and that I only received the 2 pensions and no other income. My welfare advisor was amazing, and intervened on several occasions on my behalf. Without him in my corner I doubt I would have got through that experience. This is just a small taste of the nightmare I had with them, would be here forever if I mentioned all that went on. The new council tax is about to come in, and I have been informed that although my war pension is still fully disregarded they are classing my xafinity pension as earnings and I now have to pay £2.63 a week. Unfortunately the advisor I mentioned has now retired, I have done a lot of ringing around, but no-one can advise me, the closest I've had to an answer so far is "it seems it's down to your local council what they disregard and what they don't". I've asked them for a full break down of the figures and an explanation as to why they now class the xafinity as earnings, but I got the run around as usual. Is anyone else going through this? Quite simply I don't trust my council to tell me the truth, if this is on the level then fine I've no objection to paying, but I would feel greatly relieved if I heard it from you guys, people I know I can trust. Many thanks for your time and for any replies.