If you have been assessed as needing care and support, you will have to pay either the full amount or a part amount towards the cost of your care, unless you qualify for financial assistance.

How we work out how much you pay

  • If you have savings above £23,250 you will pay the full costs of your support. You will be referred to as self-funders.
  • Under £23,250 you will probably have to make a contribution to the cost of your care.

We will need to give you a financial assessment to look at all your money and benefits and then we can advise how much you will have to contribute.

A financial assessment will also determine whether you qualify for full financial help.

If you decline to take a financial assessment you will pay the full cost of your care by default.

Find out if you qualify for financial assistance

Find out if, or how much you will have to pay towards the cost of your care using Better Off Kirklees

Clock Completing this form takes around 20 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need information about your income, capital and expenses.

Complete online

Phone For assisted support completing this form please call 01484 414933 and quote "Mini Financial Assessment"

After you've completed the form

You will get an early indication of how much you will pay towards the cost of your care.

Who doesn't pay for care

In some circumstances you will not need to have a financial assessment and you won't have to pay towards your care and support.

You will not have to pay if you:

  • receive support from Intermediate Care or Reablement Services, for example if you have a short period of care to help you after a stay in hospital
  • are receiving care and support under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 2007
  • are receiving care and support under Continuing Health Care (CHC) funding by the NHS
  • have needs which can be met by equipment or a minor adaptation, to help you to continue living at home
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