Social Services - Financial Assessment

Your local authority has assessed your needs. If you are eligible for their support they will carry out a financial assessment to calculate how much you should pay towards your care costs. This could also be referred to as a "means test". Your local authority will only pay towards social care needs and will not pay for other health problems, these may be covered by the NHS.

*This website currently covers the care system in England. There are differences in how care is delivered and funded in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you reside in either of these countries we would suggest a good starting point would be the Age UK offices for your country.  Please click the link Northern IrelandScotlandWales