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Financial help and advice

Making a contribution to your personal budget

Once you have been advised by the Council that you are eligible for social care services the amount of money it will cost to meet your needs is agreed, this is called your Personal Budget.

You will then have a visit from the FAB (Financial Assessments and Benefits) team who will carry out a financial assessment. Once this has been completed we will write to let you know the weekly amount you need to pay towards the cost of your care.

This will be the lower of either: This could mean:

Example 1:Your maximum contribution is ‘nil’

  • your cPB is £300
  • your maximum contribution is £0
  • you will put in nothing towards your cPB
  • the Council will put in £300
 

Example 2:Your cPB is more than your maximum contribution

  • your cPB is £300
  • your maximum contribution is £100
  • you will put in the lower amount of £100
  • the Council will put in £200
 

Example 3: your maximum contribution is more than your cPB

  • your cPB is £200
  • your maximum contribution is £300
  • you will put in the lower amount of £200
  • the Council does not put anything in

We will spread the cost of your contribution evenly across the year so that you pay the same amount each week.

 

How and when do I start paying?

It will really help if you can pay monthly by Direct Debit. If not there are a number of different ways to pay, to suit your circumstances and preferences.

If you need to pay anything, the FAB team member will ask you which methods of paying you want to use:

A relative or friend can do this on your behalf if you want them to. You will get a receipt each time you make a payment and there is no charge for using the card.

 

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