Disregarding Energy Support Payments


These regs are about disregarding the one-off energy support payments as capital for social care charging purposes. Asides from the impracticalities of working out what someone has spent which bit of their savings on a fuel bill (that might be paid by DD anyway) who are just over the capital limit now, what happens if a local authority decides to count a payment, say £326 on 14th July, as income for that week? I haven’t managed to find anything to instruct LA charging teams not to count these as income. Has anyone seen guidance or regs for that?

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