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Direct payments guidance

Who can receive a Direct Payment?

Direct Payments can be made to any person aged 16 or over, to people with parental responsibility for disabled children, carers aged 16 and over in respect of carers services, and people who receive a Personal Health Budget.

Personal Health Budgets

People eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC) and Continuing Care for Children (CC) can request a Personal Health Budget from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and this can be provided as a Direct Payment.

Payments to family members

You are not allowed to use Direct Payments to employ family members who live with you unless there are exceptional circumstances agreed by the council.