Review States Elderly Pay Max of £35,000 For Care Then Go On Benefits

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"Social care costs in England should be capped so people do not face losing large chunks of their assets, an independent review says.

Council-funded home help and care home places for the elderly and adults with disabilities are currently offered only to those with under £23,250 of assets.

The Dilnot report said the threshold should rise to £100,000 and a £35,000 lifetime cap on costs would be "fair"."

BBC News - Social care costs 'should be capped at £35,000'
 
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I fail to see why it is not acceptable for the elderly to sell their home to pay if they are moving into a permanent care home. If their relatives wish them to keep their property then their relatives should help pay for the care.
 
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Why not keep it fair.

Those who have worked hard all of their lives to look after themselves should have their care paid for by the state as a thankyou for not being a drain on it.

Those who have not worked, committed crimes and generally been a drain on the state should be allowed to die in a pool of their own p1ss.

Now that to me is fair however I have no doubt that government findings will always be the opposite.

Only modern Britain could have people who have never worked a day in their alcoholic lives lasting until they're 50+
 
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bokkatankie

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I fail to see why it is not acceptable for the elderly to sell their home to pay if they are moving into a permanent care home. If their relatives wish them to keep their property then their relatives should help pay for the care.
I look forward to a review of your relatives finances in due course.
 
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I fail to see why it is not acceptable for the elderly to sell their home to pay if they are moving into a permanent care home. If their relatives wish them to keep their property then their relatives should help pay for the care.
I agree, but you'll more than likely find that the relatives are more concerned about their 'inheritance' going down the swanny.
 
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If the government takes this report to heart and legislates - how wil they pay for it?

And will the elderly (once they have exceeded their £35,000 and the government takes over payment) go into the same quality of nursing home as those who do not have a bean?
 
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bokkatankie

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I agree, but you'll more than likely find that the relatives are more concerned about their 'inheritance' going down the swanny.
Or asking the perfectly reasonable question, my relative worked all his / her life, paid income tax, paid National Insurance, paid VAT and every other tax. Where has this money gone?
 
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I fail to see why it is not acceptable for the elderly to sell their home to pay if they are moving into a permanent care home. If their relatives wish them to keep their property then their relatives should help pay for the care.
Yes that's a reasonable proposition. However why, once again, is it the people who have tried to look after themselves who get stiffed.
Have assets? Pay up. Got nothing? The taxpayer will cover your costs.
(Then again, anyone with assets once they reach 60ish has done it wrong.)
 
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If the government takes this report to heart and legislates - how wil they pay for it?

And will the elderly (once they have exceeded their £35,000 and the government takes over payment) go into the same quality of nursing home as those who do not have a bean?
scenario:

I've held a job all my life, bought a house, got a pension, saved some of my hard earned cash, paid NI contributions, tax etc. Get old, and then have to pay for my health care.

Whet, a scrounging giro-junkie, bums about all of his life, has no job, saves **** all, contributes **** all, and gets his health care when he's old paid for, as he has no means to pay himself?!

****ing do one!
 
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Or asking the perfectly reasonable question, my relative worked all his / her life, paid income tax, paid National Insurance, paid VAT and every other tax. Where has this money gone?
The same way as not being able to afford to pay for university education, or a decent armed forces . . . . .

Bailing out the bankers
 
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Biscuits_AB

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If the government takes this report to heart and legislates - how wil they pay for it?

And will the elderly (once they have exceeded their £35,000 and the government takes over payment) go into the same quality of nursing home as those who do not have a bean?
Well, tomorrow's taxpayer will have to worry about that. As far as I'm concerned, if you have it, you should keep paying right up until the day that you die. Your relatives (if you actually do intend leaving them anything...you're under no obligation to do so) can have what's left. Given that people are living a lot longer than before, when they do eventually die, their offspring tend to be in their 50s & 60s. A good number of them have cut their own path through life successfully and don't need their late parents money. If you don't have it to begin with, then the State should provide.
 
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The same way as not being able to afford to pay for university education, or a decent armed forces . . . . .

Bailing out the bankers
You were a bludger long before the banks got into trouble, and your contributions to tax revenue wouldn't bail out a very small canoe you ****ing parasite.
 
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bokkatankie

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How the **** am I meant to know?
Its possible that you should not know but the Government should, why should your or my relative pick up the bill for years / decades of mismanagement?

NI is a PONZI scheme by any other meaning.
 
#18
Phil

Now how did Sixty phrase it, 'play the ball, not the chap', or something like that. I know you can't help being boorish, but do your best.
 
#19
I can see a Spartan approach to old age developing over the next few years. Especially if the eco enthusiasts have their way and wolves are reintroduced to British nature reserves.......
 
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bokkatankie

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I can see a Spartan approach to old age developing over the next few years. Especially if the eco enthusiasts have their way and wolves are reintroduced to British nature reserves.......
You should watch Soylent Green, they had a few good (or bad depending on your point of view) ideas about elderly care in that one too.
 

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