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Some benefits are still paid when care is required, while some are stopped. In other cases, benefits are reduced or may be suspended. Here are some general guidelines.
The following benefits can be paid when someone enters a care home:
|State Pensions||Statutory Maternity Pay|
|Incapacity Benefit||Statutory Sick Pay|
|Widow's Pension||Maternity Allowance|
|Widowed Parent's Allowance||Employment and Support Allowances1|
|Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit||Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment2/Attendace Allowance3|
1The amount payable may change.
2The mobility component only is still payable, unless self-funding.
3This is a non means-tested disability benefit for those over 65. This has no mobility component and can only be paid to self-funders.
Certain benefits may no longer be paid when someone lives in a care home.
Here are some issues to bear in mind:
Benefits information researched and accurate as of October 2021. Not to be relied upon by advisers or their clients.
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