First respite

chrisuz

Registered User
May 29, 2012
94
East Yorkshire
Hi, My husband is having 7 days respite, 22-29 April, we receive guaranteed pension credit for both of us, and he gets high care, low mobility, DLA. I have been told there will be a charge to pay, 25% £100 approx. I have 2 questions, do I need to inform DWP? will I lose his money as well as having to pay the charge? I am worried as a forum poster said when this happened to them there was a misunderstanding, respite care was thought to be permanent care, resulting in a big financial mess, which I wish to avoid.
 

jeany123

Registered User
Mar 24, 2012
19,036
70
Durham
If it's only for seven days it makes no difference to your benefits, my husband has respite and they send a bill about 2 months afterwards and that is all,you do not have to inform DWP unless it is over I think 9 or 12 weeks,

PS sorry I just looked and it's 28 days ,
 
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