If you are eligible to receive support you will be asked by your Local Authority to have a financial assessment to see if you could pay towards the cost of your support.
The financial assessment will look at your income or savings, including income from pensions, some benefits and other assets. The amount you will have to pay will be calculated according to government guidelines and can take into account certain housing costs and disability-related spending.
Taken into account will be:
You may be considered for a 'deferred payment', where the authority may lend you the cost of your care so you don't have to sell your house immediately. You, or your estate, will need to repay the authority when the house is sold or you no longer require residential care.
After the assessment: