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SDP in a care home

 

Phil R
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I’m doubting myself. If a claimant moves into a LA funded care home and DLA care stops after 28 days, should the SDP stop at the same time?

     
Paul_Treloar_AgeUK
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Yes it does stop.

     
Phil R
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Thanks Paul. For some reason I got to thinking that as the claimant had an underlying entitlement, maybe the SDP would continue. And it’s not even Friday.

     
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No worries Phil.

Obviously, this doesn’t apply if they are a self funder as payment of DLA or AA should continue, so SDP can continue with PC.

Similarly, if someone is receiving local authority funding because of a deferred payment agreement being put into place, their disability benefit should also continue to be paid as well as any SDP applicable.