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Last updated:
19/10/2018

What if I cannot afford the charges?

  1. Overview
  2. What is residential care?
  3. Will I have to pay for residential care?
  4. What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
  5. What is the most I will have to pay?
  6. What are top-up fees?
  7. What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
  8. Free care for people who have a mental illness
  9. Free personal care for people over 65
  10. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  11. How can I deal with problems about charges?
  12. Next steps

If you feel you cannot afford the amount that the local authority is charging you, you should tell someone working at the local authority and talk to the person who did your assessment, as you can ask for a review of your situation.

If you do not pay the charges the local authority have asked you to pay, they may contact you asking you to explain why you have not paid. Additionally, they may ask you to repay the money that is owed – it’s important to explain your situation to them so that you can discuss options for repayment.

If you do not pay the charges the local authority has asked you to pay, they may contact you asking you to explain why you have not paid. Additionally, they may ask you to repay the money that is owed.

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  1. Overview
  2. What is residential care?
  3. Will I have to pay for residential care?
  4. What is capital and how will the local authority assess this?
  5. What is the most I will have to pay?
  6. What are top-up fees?
  7. What are Deferred Payment Agreements (DPA)?
  8. Free care for people who have a mental illness
  9. Free personal care for people over 65
  10. What if I cannot afford the charges?
  11. How can I deal with problems about charges?
  12. Next steps
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