“For the first time, individual liabilities will be limited, protecting people against the worst aspects of the current care lottery. The increase in the upper threshold for means-tested support to £123,0001 is also a boost for those with modest resources who are most heavily penalised under the current system. The combined effect of the cap and a higher means test threshold will see more people receive public funding.”

This factsheet describes how the Act establishes the new capped costs system from April 2016. This will end the unfairness and fear caused by unlimited care costs, and will mean that people with more modest assets receive more support from the State.

Publisher: Department of Health
Published Date: 2014
Length: 2pp