Paying for care: rates and thresholds
People affected by dementia may be entitled to help paying for care. Find out about the current benefit rates and thresholds below.
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This page provides details of benefits rates and savings thresholds from April 2019 to March 2020.
NHS-funded nursing care
The standard rate in England is £158.16 per week.
In Wales, the rate is £149.67 per week.
In Northern Ireland, the rate is £100 per week.
Payment of home care and care home fees
Upper savings threshold in England and Northern Ireland (above which the person has to pay all their costs) is £23,250.
Lower savings threshold in England and Northern Ireland (below which a person’s savings are no longer taken into account, although all other income including benefits and pensions is still counted) is £14,250.
The upper savings threshold in Wales is £50,000 for residential care and £24,000 for care at home.
There is no lower savings threshold in Wales.
People in Wales will pay no more than £90 per week for their care at home.
Personal expenses allowance for people in care
£24.90 weekly in England and Northern Ireland.
£29.50 weekly in Wales (now called the ‘Minimum income amount’)
What benefits are you entitled to?
Find out what benefits are available if you are someone living with dementia or a carer.