Example of how your contribution is calculated
Your contribution towards the cost of your care will depend on your circumstances.
Here is an example:
Jane Bloggs is 71 and has developed dementia. She will need to move into a residential care home to receive the support that she needs.
|Savings in bank account||£15,250|
|Any other assets||£0|
|Tariff income (calculated from the value of capital)||£4|
|Income from pensions||£130|
|Income from benefits (excluding Attendance Allowance)||£40|
|Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments (PIP)||£0|
|Any other income||£0|
|Total weekly income||£174|
Jane Bloggs’ assessed charge is £174 per week. As she will be receiving residential care in a care home, she is entitled to a personal allowance of £25.65 per week.
Deduct the personal allowance from the assessed charge (£174 minus £25.65) and that leaves £148.35.
Jane would therefore pay £148.35 per week towards the cost of her residential care.