Long Term Care Benefit
This is a benefit to help meet the costs of care home fees if you are assessed as needing care and you move to live in an approved care or private nursing home.
This is the minimum amount that you have to pay to the care home out of your own funds.
The reality is that the co-payment depends on the Home’s pricing strategy and is likely to be considerably more than £193.97.
Severe Disability Benefit
This benefit is intended for people, (including children) Who are severely disabled, mentally or physically and who need a lot of care by day or night within their own homes.
Weekly Rate from 4/1/2016 £100.45
This allowance is intended for people who care for a person who themselves are in receipt of the Severe Disability Benefit.
Weekly Rate from 4/1/2016 £ 81.28
This benefit covers the cost of prescription drugs/medicines and medical appliances apart from prescription charge. The following do not have to pay prescription charges: