You can use them to pay towards the cost of your care. This is called a weekly assessment. Knowing how much you'll have to pay will help you budget.
How much will care cost? All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union.
about the financial assessment. You do not need to pay this money back, and it will not affect the amount of Universal Credit you get. The benefit cap The benefit cap limits the total amount of benefit you can get.
You can choose to pay for care yourself if you don't want a financial assessment. How to arrange your care as a self-funder You can: arrange and pay for care yourself without involving the council ask the council to arrange and pay for your care the council will then bill you, but not all councils offer this service and they may charge a fee Find out what care you need Even if you choose to pay for your care, your council can do an assessment to check what care you might need.
It applies to most people aged 16 or over who have not reached State Pension age. Some individual benefits are not affected, but it may affect the total amount allowanfe benefit you get. Social care can be expensive.
For example, serious health problems like dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD can increase the cost. The needs assessment is free and anyone can ask for one.
For example, it'll tell you whether you need home help from a paid carer for 2 hours a day or 2 hours a week and precisely what they should help you with.