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Assessing Care Fees: Disregarded Capital

Assessing Care Fees: Disregarded Capital

In last week’s article we covered how income and capital is assessed by local authorities when deciding whether a person should pay for their own care. In addition to this, there are a number of different types of capital that will be disregarded from the financial assessment. Main or only home A persons main or … Read moreAssessing Care Fees: Disregarded Capital

Assessing Care Fees: How Income and Capital is Assessed

Assessing Care Fees: How Income and Capital is Assessed

If a person goes into residential care, their local authority will need to carry out a financial assessment to determine how much that person can contribute towards their care home fees. This is known as the means test. Both the income and capital of the person will be considered by the local authority, although there are … Read moreAssessing Care Fees: How Income and Capital is Assessed