Social care living costs will not count towards cap total government reveals

“A real blow for people with less income and savings”

John Brazier
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Social care living costs will not count towards cap total government reveals

The Government has revealed that financial costs of living in care homes will not count towards the cap on social care costs under new proposals.

Announced in early September, the social care funding reform due to be implemented in October 2023 stated that people with assets worth less than £20,000 will have their care costs fully covered by the government. This was capped at £86,000 for lifetime payments towards social care for individuals, the equivalent of around three years of care, while people with assets between £20,000 and £100,000 will be expected to contribute to the cost of care but will also be eligible for state support covering...

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