Claiming benefits you are entitled to
One of the first things you need to do is see if you are entitled to Continuing Healthcare Needs support from the NHS. If you are, then some, or all, of your costs can be met by the NHS.
However, if you are not entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Needs support, as you move in to needing care, it is inevitable that you will face increasing costs. Therefore, it is really important that you understand what benefits and support is available to you, as you will be entitled to these if you need care in the home or if you go in to a residential care home. It is also important because when you have to calculate how much you have to pay towards your long-term care, it will be assumed that you are receiving the benefits that you are entitled too.
Many of the benefits you are entitled too are not impacted by your income or any savings that you may have. Additionally, not all benefits are means-tested so irrespective of what other income you have, you will be entitled to the benefit.
What benefits can you claim?
The main benefits that you can look at claiming are:
- Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
For all the details: UK Care Guide