If you have an elderly or frail relative who needs care, they may be able to be cared for in their own home
When most of us think about someone who needs round the clock care, we probably imagine a care home. But an increasing number of elderly people are having care in their own home. Care at home isn’t necessarily cheaper than a care home, but it may be a better option for some people as, while care homes suit some, they don't suit everyone.
Understanding state benefits such as attendance allowance that elderly people who are ill or disabled can claim.
If you or your parent becomes ill or disabled, what state benefits are available?
If your parent develops a serious illness, such as dementia or cancer, the financial consequences will probably be the last thing on your mind. But the fact is that many thousands of older people who become frail, disabled or ill, miss out on the state benefits they’re entitled to. The charity Age UK estimates that around £3 billion worth of benefits are unclaimed by older people; some because they don’t like the idea of claiming ‘handouts’ but many others simply aren’t aware of what they’re missing.
Tips for filling out the form for employment and support allowance, the ESA50
Filling in the ESA50 form can be daunting, but here are some tips to help.
If you’re applying for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), you’ll have to fill in an ESA50 form if you’re asked to do a work capability assessment. Many people who’ve contacted SavvyWoman about ESA problems have found the form rather daunting. So I’ve used these tips, kindly provided by Nick, from mylegalforum in an article on ilegal.org.uk