To get financial help with care, you have to show us evidence of:
We need this to work out what you are able to pay. If you do not want to show us this, you will have to pay the full cost of your care.
Show us proof of your money and your costs
You will need to show us evidence of both your money and your costs.
We look at both money you’ve got in accounts and money coming in each week.
Evidence of your money
We will need to see evidence showing all of:
- your cash
- your bank accounts
- stocks and shares and bonds
- your pensions
- your benefits
- properties you own
- other money coming in
Evidence of your costs
If you will live at home, we need to know how much you spend on:
- mortgage or rent
- council tax
- energy bills
- water bills
- any disability costs
Tell us if you have costs because of your disability
If you will live at home, we will consider if you need money for disability costs. Tell us if you think you have these costs.
Disability costs can include:
- a personal alarm
- disability equipment
- any extra heating costs
- any extra clothing costs
- domestic help with things you cannot do yourself
- any specialist care not provided by Dorset Council
These are only examples. What you need to pay for to live independently is personal to you.
We will ask to see evidence of your expenses. You can give us receipts or bills showing what you pay.
Find out more about disability-related expenditure.