1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

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Personal Expenses Allowance (PEA)

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Angel, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Angel

    Angel Registered User

    Apr 24, 2006
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    I want to bring to your attention the Age Concern England campaign to get the government to raise the PEA from a pitiful £19-60 per week to £40. Please check their website for details and write to your MP to bring his/her attention to this very worthy campaign. The PEA is expected to cover hairdressing, dentisty, chiropody, clothes, gifts, stationery and toiletries!
     
  2. dave b

    dave b Registered User

    Nov 21, 2006
    63
    staffs
    never heard of the pea,is this only for people in nh's?
     
  3. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    #3 noelphobic, Jan 27, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2007
    when people go into residential care, a financial assessment is done to establish how much they pay towards their fees. They have to be left with an amount of money, which is the personal expenses allowance, although it is just another name for pocket money really. I don't know whether this would apply if someone qualifies to be paid for by the NHS rather than the local authority though.

    Here is a link to the Age Concern campaign

    http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/personal_expenses_allowance.asp
     
  4. Nebiroth

    Nebiroth Registered User

    Aug 20, 2006
    3,518
    It is in effect "pocket money". The rules say that the authorities cannot take someone's *entire* income, even if they determine that someone has to pay towards their care fees.
     

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