April 2013

News Post

Betrayal of the elderly

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An article published today by Daniel Martin, the Daily Mail’s Whitehall correspondent, highlighted further shortcomings of recent social care reform.  He points out that, regardless of your financial position, entitlement to state help will only apply if your care needs are deemed ‘substantial’.

This is likely to leave many people without the state assistance that they thought they would receive.

To read the article in full, click here

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Every little helps

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From April 2013 the amount of Attendance Allowance increased to £53 per week for the lower rate and £79.15 per week for the higher rate.

This is a non-means tested benefit payable to the person needing care.  It continues even if you move into a Care Home, provided you are paying for the care yourself.