In this article we look at the impact on state benefits when a person receives NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.
Many families report concerns about what happens to Pension Credits, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and other benefits when a person receives Continuing Healthcare funding.
The situation can vary depending on whether a person is receiving care at home or is in a care home. It can also depend on what rate of any given benefit a person is receiving.
The benefit system can be complicated, and so we’re interested in your own experience of NHS Continuing Healthcare and state benefits. We know that the advice people receive from various quarters does not always seem to be consistent, and so your own experience will help paint a clearer picture for other families.
We’re particularly interested in:
Attendance Allowance (AA)
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Carer’s Allowance (CA)
…but if you’ve experienced changes in additional benefits too (when receiving Continuing Healthcare), please include those as well.
So please share your experience by adding a comment below:
- If you (or your relative) receive NHS Continuing Healthcare, which of your other benefits have stopped?
- Which benefits have you kept?
- Does this relate to receiving care in a care home – or receiving care at home?
(Important: Please share your experience here only if you’re receiving state benefits AND NHS Continuing Healthcare. There’s no need to share the full history of your Continuing Healthcare situation – it’s your experience with benefits specifically that will most help other families.)
Thank you for your help.