NHFA: many still fail to claim full entitlements


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Capital limits for means testing for local authority support in care homes are to be increased with effect from April 10. The Nursing Homes Fees Agency (NHFA) reports that the lower capital limit is raised from £12,750 to £13,000 and the higher capital limit is raised from £21,000 to £21,500. Individuals with capital of below £13,000 will have to contribute their income towards the care home fees, less £20.45 retained for personal expenses (previously £19.60). Individuals with capital of between £13,000 and £21,500 will also have to contribute a further amount of £1 per week for each £250 of capital between these two figures. Individuals with capital above £21,500 will have to meet the full cost of their care. Capital includes the value of one’s former home unless it’s occupied by a partner, a relative who is aged over 60 years or incapacitated, a child under 16 years who is maintained by the individual or a separated partner who is a lone parent. The lower and upper capital limits for Wales a





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