Reduction in council tax for Alzheimers?

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carpinus
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Post by carpinus » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:52 pm

Going back to your earlier post despair, I can now say with authority that the limit on capital before self funding kicks in has been RAISED to £21000 & not LOWERED to £12500. Don't forget also that anyone in NEED of care should also receive attendance allowance which can offset part of the care home costs.
Referring now to your last post. Are you seriously suggesting that I can now reclaim from the state the cost of my late mothers care fees even though she died 2 years ago & had more than £19,000 capital at that time ?

despair
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Post by despair » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:38 pm

YES if you Mother was in care for Health reasons you can reclaim the costs see www.nhscare.info

theres 3000 cases going thru the courts
I am aware the upper limit on savings is £21,000

HOWEVER its considered that for every pound between £12,500 and £21,000 a 20% interest rate is acrued and the savings are reduced down to £12,500 on this assumption

I HAVE STILL NOT FATHOMED HOW THEY MAINTAIN THAT YOU CAN EARN A 20% INTEREST RATE ANYWHERE
but maybe you can

carpinus
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Post by carpinus » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:08 am

In your first sentence you missed out the words 'try to' after 'can' & before 'reclaim'.
I shall watch for the results of those 3000 cases.

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