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Discussion in 'Helpful websites' started by CeliaW, Jan 29, 2015.
I think this is the link to the actual calculator. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30990913
Thank you Jennifer - I put the link to the whole page (which includes the calculator) as I felt it had some relevant / interesting information to accompany the actual practical calculator.
Does this actually work? I put in the whole truth and the calculation said £150K from the OH with a council contribution of zero. More than the valuation of our house (jointly owned) and with very little pension rights or savings?
I totally agree. But I wanted to put the link in in case anyone was looking for that specifically.
I think it does. I ran it using figures that I had from my mother, once with her as a single person and once with her being married and it cut the care costs in half basically.
It was about £160K as single but £78K if she was married.
Well how confusing, I am non the wiser tbh.
The 3 year figure came out at £108,500
I put Dads figures in for the house he owns now and the house he used to own at current market values and got the same figure which I also got putting in my own personal finances.
I must be doing something wrong !
Be interesting to see what others find. One assumes they have tested it before making it available as it is part of a package of things.
Not sure but are the figures you are getting higher than the £72,000 cap because the cap does not include the £230/week living costs?
"Not sure but are the figures you are getting higher than the £72,000 cap because the cap does not include the £230/week living costs?"
The cap is on the LA assessed care fee and not the fee charged by the care home, that's why your post code is requested. The LA assessment used is a flat rate for the area but the LA can decide fees for individual homes based on a calculation of what the home offers and local conditions plus a fair profit margin. This fee does not include the hotel element which is calculated separately.
For a purely residential placement the care element will be small and very little of the total fee will be classed as care costs.
Yeah I got that thanks nitram and was just trying to help those that had got a high amount from the BBC calculator.