Charging for care – the Minimum Income Guarantee rate

A single disabled man has had the same rate of Minimum Income Guarantee since it seems at least 2016. This is still at £151.45 a week.

When his DLA or now PIP element for care costs are increased the County Council increase their charges. He sees no increase in his income from PIP care element.

However in the Care and Support Guidance issued for the Care Act 2014, Annex C para 39 it says that the MIG value should be the equivalent of Pension Credit Guarantee Credit plus 25%.  The Guarantee Credit is currently £177.10 a week.

Would anyone know if the law on the MIG rate was changed? And which year?


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