Legal and financial

This section outlines the various financial and legal issues that someone with dementia and their carer may want to consider and looks at sources of help and support.

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What benefits are you entitled to as a person with dementia or a carer? This page explains all you need to know.
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Find out what a personal budget is, who can receive one, how a personal budget can be used and how it is managed (including the direct payments option).

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Some people affected by dementia are eligible for a discount on their council tax bill. We look at who needs to pay council tax, and the reductions, discounts and exemptions available.
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Paying for social care can be a concern for many people. Read about the various ways to pay for social care, and the amount someone might be expected to pay.

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Paying for social care can be a concern for many people. Read about the various ways to pay for social care in Wales, and the amount someone might be expected to pay.

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Paying for social care can be a concern for many people. Read about the various ways to pay for social care in Northern Ireland, and the amount someone might be expected to pay.

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The Mental Capacity Act is the law in England and Wales that protects and supports these people, and outlines who can and should make decisions on their behalf.
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Read how the Mental Health Act 1983 is a law that is designed to protect the rights of people who are assessed as having a 'mental disorder', including dementia.
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We explain what a Lasting power of attorney is and why you might consider making one. It also provides practical advice and guidance.
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NHS continuing healthcare (also known as NHS continuing care and fully funded NHS care) is a package of care arranged and funded solely by the NHS.
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This booklet explains what NHS continuing healthcare is, who can get it, how assessments are carried out, and what to do if it is not awarded.

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