Charging for residential and nursing care
If you need residential or nursing care, this may affect your benefit entitlement. It is your responsibility to advise all relevant departments of your change in circumstances.
Attendance Allowance, PIP (care component) or Disability Living Allowance (care component)
This will be suspended after you have been in a home or hospital for 28 days, unless you are paying for your care yourself.
If you have a property to sell, your Attendance Allowance, PIP (care component) or Disability Living Allowance (care component) should be reinstated after you have been in residential care for 12 weeks.
If you do not currently receive Attendance Allowance, PIP or Disability Living Allowance, the Finance Officer will advise you if you may be entitled to this benefit.
Pension credit or other benefits
This will be made up of any personal allowances or premiums you are entitled to receive and depends on your age and circumstances. They cannot usually be backdated, so make sure you claim before you go into residential care or as soon as possible.
We recommend that you check and confirm your circumstances with the Department for Work and Pensions. Contact details can be found at the end of this document.