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Pre Paid Funeral Plans

It’s never pleasant to consider death – but as a nation it’s a subject we’ve avoided discussing for many years. Increasingly however families are finding themselves in financial trouble and emotional turmoil as a result of this lack of discussion. In this article we...

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VAT and disability

Recently, a member of the Independent Living Facebook group recounted that her local pharmacy had "never heard of" VAT exemption on disability products. She started wondering whether she was in fact mistaken in asking them to provide incontinence protection for her...

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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...

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The pitfalls of DIY probate

...and why you should use a professional With the huge increase in internet use and the wealth of information that can be found on it, more and more people are being tempted to deal with the administration of an estate themselves. This blog sets the factors you should...

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Benefits in hospital and care homes

We’ve created a new advice page on our website with useful information about what you will need to do and who to contact if you’re going into hospital or a care home. If you're going into hospital or a care home, your benefits may be affected. You must tell the...

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Grants and discounts

If you, or the person you care for, need extra help to pay for something there are many grants, funds, and charities (including Carers Trust) that may be able to help. There are a number of grants for carers available from Carers Trust. You can also search online for...

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New banking scam

Fraudsters open 'twin' account next to your real one. A startling case of bank fraud has exposed the routine failure of current account providers to check applicants’ information. Halifax customer Mark Mansfield discovered a criminal had opened another Halifax current...

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Deferred payment arrangements

At UK Care Guide we understand that often the financial prospect of care can be daunting and difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled comprehensive articles on each method of paying for care to help you to make a sound decision. Deferred payment schemes are offered by...

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The State Pension

Applying for the State Pension may seem like a confusing process – our recently updated factsheet The State Pension has useful information on what the State Pension is, who is eligible for State Pension and how to apply for it. Big changes to the State Pension were...

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Retirement Leasehold Fees

  We appear to have new developments of retirement apartments popping up all over the country. They come in various guises, from complete self-contained villages to budget apartments on busy roads. Depending on what you can afford, they can offer a cosy,...

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Grants and loans if you are on a low income

If you’re on a low income, unexpected expenses can be hard to afford. You may be eligible for help with some of these, in the form of grants, loans, or other types of assistance. We’ve updated our website advice page with extra information on what help you might be...

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Financial planning in later life

We all know that money can be a big headache for many people, especially those in later life, and those at or in retirement. Suddenly you have no job to go to, and with that your regular income changes dramatically. You have to try and survive on your pensions and...

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