Claimants may lose out if attendance allowance is scrapped to pay for care

July 2009
Community Care;7/23/2009, Issue 1780, p6
The article reports that the benefit claimants may lose out if additional social care is funded by transferring money from the attendance allowance (AA) in Great Britain. It is stated that the government has ruled out increasing overall public spending to pay for its green paper proposal. Jill Manthorpe, director of the social care workforce research unit at King's College London, said some people who received AA were not eligible for social care and could lose out from a funding shift.


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