Legal and financial information

Financial and legal sources of support

You’ll find information on the legal terms you might encounter when you care for someone with dementia, advice on the financial benefits that you may be able to claim, and details of services and organisations that can support you

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Council tax

Many people living with someone with dementia are missing out on a 25% council tax discount worth an average of £400 a year. To highlight this issue we’ve been working with Money Saving Expert on their campaign to raise awareness of the discount, which they could be eligible to if they or their partner has dementia

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The Carer's Assessment

If you provide care to a friend or family member with dementia, you are entitled to have a Carer’s Assessment. This is a process where your Local Authority or Local Council Social Services assess your individual needs as a carer

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Advance Care Planning

Planning ahead will help those close to you, and healthcare professionals looking after you, understand what is most important to you, when you may be unable to make your wishes and preferences known

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Lasting power of attorney

For a person with a diagnosis of dementia, there may come a time when they are unable to make decisions about their care and their finances and they need to think about LPA

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Guide to continuing healthcare (CHC) funding

Some people with dementia qualify for NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) funding to meet the costs of some of their care needs, but the application process isn’t always easy. Here, we explain the facts you need to know about CHC and advice from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses

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Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a weekly benefit for people who need extra help because of a long-term physical or mental disability, including dementia. This page outlines what Attendance Allowance is, why you might need it and how you apply for it

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Mental capacity and decision making

As dementia progresses, many people need help making decisions about their health, care, finances and living arrangements. We explain what mental capacity is and how to support someone who has lost capacity

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