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Covid uplift U/C and non residential care charges

caseslot Member Posts: 1 Courageous
Hi, first post on this site.
As soon as my son received his £20 uplift in his U/C, the local council reassessed his contribution to his D/P care. They took the whole uplift each month. Now that it has finished I requested a reassessment and it’s dropped back down. Did this happen to everyone? What was the point in him receiving it! I thought it was supposed to support the extra costs during the pandemic!


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,575

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    Welcome to the community @caseslot :) Thanks for joining.

    I'm not quite sure of the answer to your question yet, and I can't currently recall anyone else posting about this, so I've marked your post as unanswered so that we can come back to it. My comment here will also 'bump' your post back up, in case anyone else has experienced this. 
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,779 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s going to vary from area to area. Charging schemes are local not national. However, it’s not irrational to charge more if income increases. That’s broadly the approach you’d expect. You will however have the right to challenge the charge and ask your local authority to exercise some discretion.


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