Hello, I am Keith, one of the experts on Just Answer, and pleased to be able to help you with your question.
It would appear not, here is Shelter Scotland advice:
'My house is empty because I have had to leave to receive care
You will be exempt from paying council tax if you are away from home to receive care because:
- you are elderly
- you suffer from ill-health or a mental health problem
- you have a disability
- you are or have been dependent on alcohol or drugs.
You are only exempt from paying council tax after you have been away for six weeks, but you can be away indefinitely.'
Citizens Advice Scotland comment on exemption from Council Tax:
'property unoccupied because the person who lived there now lives elsewhere because they need to be cared for, for example, in hospital, in a care home or with relatives'
This is clearly a try on by a Council desperate to acquire funds from any source they can giving questionable advice in the hope that the recipient will just keel over and pay up, my advice is 'Don't.'
I do hope that you have found my reply of assistance.