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Is it worth claiming attendance allowance, as more cost to her social care will be incurred?

Tony246Tony246 Member Posts: 10 Connected
edited July 16 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all, I’m back again scrounging for information.

have a relative who’s had a financial assessment for the social care she’s receiving. It works out at a modest £27ish a week cost. She will be entitled to attendance allowance (but not yet claimed) and this will incur more cost to her social care as she will have more income if we claim it. The person who did her financial assessment didn’t say how much her care would go up by, so I’m looking for an independent view of whether it’s worth claiming. 

Thanks in advance

Tony

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,535 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes if it will make her better off even if it's only a few £
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,646 Disability Gamechanger
    Er, charging schemes vary from area to area so there is no way of answering the question without referring to your local scheme. In one area an award would result in a lower charge. In another area it could result in a higher charge or even a nil charge. The Finance or Welfare Rights team tasked with doing the charge calc. will be the ones able to answer.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,220

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  • Tony246Tony246 Member Posts: 10 Connected
    Thank your Ross and all. I think I knew it wouldn’t be a simple calc but just wanted to check out independently. Back to the council now to see if I can find a definitive answer.
    thanks again.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,220

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