LA charging policy for non-residential care – PIP Care query

When the claimant used to be in receipt of DLA Care component at the highest rate but did not need to have any overnight care in their care package, our Financial Assessments and Benefits team used to disregard the difference between the middle rate and the higher rate from the claimaint’s means test for their care contribution.

With PIP, where the claimant has the enhanced rate for Care and again no overnight care in their care package it seems FAB takes the full PIP Care component into account in their means test, now.

I’ve been scrutinising our Paying For Care procedures & etc but can’t find anywhere that this is set out in writing, so I’m wanting to verify (though I realise this may vary from LA to LA).

Anyone able to offer any assistance?

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