Will Dad now just get the basic state pension and then have to pay it all except £20 to the nursing home?
Hi hendyDear Jack
I'm not sure, perhaps the social worker is the one who can tell you about the funding aspect, or perhaps someone later on will be able to give you more info.
How did things work out with Dads nursing home, did you manage to get him into one nearer home?
Thanks for the info Sandy...that link is really useful.Hi Jack,
You might want to take a look at the PDF document listed at the bottom of this page on the Department of Health web site:
It lists how state benefits will be treated once a person received continuing care funding. It appears that some benefits, like attendance allowance, are stopped after 28 days. Others, like state pesnion and pension credit, continue to be paid to the individual and are not claimed by the care home.
You might want to contact the Alzheimer's Society Helpline on 0845 300 0336 just to talk it through.
Spoke to SS this morning. They have agreed to pay Dad's nursing home fees..the "Benchmark" bed cost...whatever that is ?!He does not qualify for NHS continuing healthcare.