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    • darren72
    • By darren72 19th Apr 17, 11:13 AM
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    Family Member - Nursing Home - Income/Benefits ??
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    • 19th Apr 17, 11:13 AM
    Family Member - Nursing Home - Income/Benefits ?? 19th Apr 17 at 11:13 AM
    A family member of mine is now in long term nursing care. He received the NHS funded nursing care allowance of £156.25/week which is paid directly to the nursing home.

    His income is £9,000 per year from state pension and a small personal pension.

    Does anyone know if he is entitled to any benefits as his savings are reducing extremely quickly and will soon be in a position where he doesn't have any money to pay.

    Can he claim attendance allowance, pension credits or some other benefits ?

    Thanks in advance
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    • SandraScarlett
    • By SandraScarlett 19th Apr 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 11:34 AM
    A family member of mine is now in long term nursing care. He received the NHS funded nursing care allowance of £156.25/week which is paid directly to the nursing home.

    His income is £9,000 per year from state pension and a small personal pension.

    Does anyone know if he is entitled to any benefits as his savings are reducing extremely quickly and will soon be in a position where he doesn't have any money to pay.

    Can he claim attendance allowance, pension credits or some other benefits ?

    Thanks in advance
    Originally posted by darren72

    He can definitely claim Attendance Allowance. Often, the Manager of the Home will assist with the form. Hope this helps.
    • darren72
    • By darren72 19th Apr 17, 11:40 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 11:40 AM
    Thank you. I wasn't sure if you could claim that if you are having your nursing care partially funded.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 19th Apr 17, 11:49 AM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 11:49 AM
    Does anyone know if he is entitled to any benefits as his savings are reducing extremely quickly and will soon be in a position where he doesn't have any money to pay.


    http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/financial-support/help-with-benefits/attendance-allowance
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 19th Apr 17, 5:36 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 5:36 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 5:36 PM
    Thank you. I wasn't sure if you could claim that if you are having your nursing care partially funded.
    Originally posted by darren72
    Attendance Allowance can continue to be paid if you are in a nursing home and the only help you get with your fees is an amount called the Registered Nursing Care Contribution from the NHS.
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