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Welfare Benefits and Residential Care

This article looks at the benefit provisions for those in residential or nursing care who are unable to afford such care for themselves. It should be emphasised that an article can do no more than outline the provisions, and individual cases will probably require detailed advice.

1 July 1997

This article looks at the benefit provisions for those in residential or nursing care who are unable to afford such care for themselves. It should be emphasised that an article can do no more than outline the provisions, and individual cases will probably require detailed advice.

The article considers the position of people aged 60 and over who are entering residential care now, or who have done so in the last four years. A new funding system for residential care was introduced on Ist April 1993, and people who were then in residential care may well be entitled to the more generous system of "preserved rights". They are outside the scope of this article. We shall start by considering the position of a single person entering a residential care home permamently, and then go on to consider what happens if that person has a spouse or partner, and what happens if entry is temporary as opposed to permanent.

The first question is whether the home ...

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