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Choosing the right care home and financial support for our loved ones is one of the biggest decisions we have to make. A recent report has found that a record 57% of elderly people in care now pay in full or contribute towards their own care costs* and this figure is set to steadily rise. More than ever before, elderly people are now under extreme pressure to raise large sums of money themselves or rely on their friends and families to do so, which is why it is so important not to delay in getting the right financial plan in place. BestUKCareHomes is here to help you understand the differences between self-funding and local authority funding so you can be sure to secure the best option for your loved one.
If your loved one is funding their own care, there may be other forms of financial assistance they could be entitled to.
My loved one is selling their home to fund their care. Are they entitled to any financial help up until the time the sale has gone thorough?
The council will assist with care home fees in accordance to the guidelines below for the first twelve weeks if, excluding the person’s property, their capital is below £23,250. Any financial support beyond this twelve week period will be charged against their former home and recovered from the eventual sale proceeds.
Do they have to sell their home?
No, the social services can lend them the money for care costs charged against the value of the property. However, the amount they will lend may be limited and could adversely affect welfare benefit entitlements.
Will a person in care have to pay council tax on their empty property?
No, once they are living in a care home they should receive full council tax exemption until the property is sold.
Is there any financial support that is not means tested?
There are several non-means tested benefits that a person needing care may be entitled to: