Free information on funding issues

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

The problems of obtaining and paying for long term care have become far more complex. The Nursing Homes Fees Agency (NHFA) says various recent changes have not eased the burden for older people who have to sell their homes to pay for care: – The removal of the Income Support premium residential accommodation allowance from April 8, 2002 at a cost of £63.30 per week to self funding residents whose property is on the market. – An NHS contribution towards nursing care for self funders which, in many cases, has been absorbed by care home fee increases of up to £110. – Some local authorities lack funds to provide financial assistance during a 12-week property disregard period while an elderly person¹s former home is on the market. – A deferred loan scheme which enables local authorities to lend people the cost of their care against the future proceeds of their former homes at a cost to self funders in lost Department of Work and Pensions benefits of up to £64.65 per week during this period. The NHFA has produc

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