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£80k cap on social care?

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worrybutterfly · 07/09/2021 10:05

Does anyone understand this? Is it £80k a year, or £80k in a lifetime?

Am I right in thinking that with this new policy once you've paid for £80k of care the government covers everything for you?

So even if you still have hundreds of thousands of pounds lefts in savings/housing, after spending the £80k they won't be touched?

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MistySkiesAfterRain · 07/09/2021 10:09

Where has £80k come from?

Is this not unfair e.g. a house in the north is worth a lot less than a house in the south?

worrybutterfly · 07/09/2021 10:15

@MistySkiesAfterRain

It's was mentioned on BBC news this morning, and the Guardian article states: "funding will be used for social care costs once a patient reaches a costs cap, thought to be about £80,000"

There is also mention of the £23.5k savings limit being moved up to £100k. But I can't see any details on how these things work together.

It just seems like a really odd set up, which definitely doesn't work with the whole 'levelling up' we are meant to be working towards.

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Iwantmyoldnameback · 09/09/2021 13:45

It's only the care component not the hotel cost so the figures are arbitrary.

titchy · 09/09/2021 13:55

It's a cap on health care, not the food and accommodation component which is the vast majority of care home costs.

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