Policy paper

Draft national eligibility criteria for adult care and support

Discussion document for a national minimum threshold in eligibility criteria for adult care and support.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This document sets out the plan for a new national minimum threshold for eligibility criteria for adult care and support. The Department of Health is inviting discussion on the proposals as well as the draft regulations. An analysis of the implications of the draft regulations has also been included in the document. The discussions on this will continue until the Care Bill completes its passage through Parliament. Following this, a formal consultation will be launched in 2014.

The national eligibility criteria is being introduced as part of the Care Bill.

Published 27 June 2013