A financial assessment works out what you should pay towards your care and support
If, following your care assessment, it is agreed that we will provide a Personal Budget or can help support you, someone from our Financial Assessment and Benefits (FAB) Team will talk to you to work out what contribution you pay. This is called a financial assessment.
The FAB Team is part of Somerset County Council. All our FAB officers carry official identification.
At the same time they can check that you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to.
The FAB officer will ask you about your income and spending, and will need to see your bank statements and evidence of any capital and savings you have.
If you are under 62 you can make a claim for working age benefits by contacting Jobcentre Plus on 0345 604 3719.
Independent help and advice is available from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Department for Work and Pensions
Office of the Public Guardian
SCC Charging Policy – Personal Budgets
C1 Information for people who pay for their own care
C2 Direct Payments: An introduction
C3 Direct Payments guidance
C4 Getting independent financial advice
C5 Help with paying for care and support
C6 How your personal budget contribution is worked out
C7 Calculating your contribution: Your checklist
C8 Money and people who lack capacity
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