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The latest amendment to the CRAG guidelines has just been published

Full details herewith or from the DoH website (www.doh.gov.uk). It is LAC(2001)10. The major change is to the 3 month disregard - we hope to have a more detailed analysis shortly.

23 March 2001

LOCAL AUTHORITY CIRCULAR LAC(2001)10

To: The Chief Executive
County Councils )
Metropolitan District Councils ) England
Shire Unitary Councils )
London Borough Councils
Common Council of the City of London
Council of the Isles of Scilly
The Director of Social Services March 2001

CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION - CRAG AMENDMENT No 13
NATIONAL ASSISTANCE (SUMS FOR PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS) ENGLAND REGULATIONS 2001
NATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT (ASSESSMENT OF RESOURCES) (AMENDMENT) (ENGLAND)
REGULATIONS 2001

1. SUMMARY

This circular:

I. Announces the revised Personal Expenses Allowance (PEA) of £16.05 that comes into force on 9 April 2001. It applies to everyone in residential care or nursing homes receiving help from local authorities under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948 to meet costs

II. Revises capital limits from £10 000 (lower) and £16 000 (upper) to £11 500 (lower) and £18 500 (uppe...

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