Transparency data

Earnings disregard for residential care charging

People in employment who are supported by local authorities in residential care currently have all of their earned income charged to pay for care.

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DH 7011 %E2%80%93 Earnings disregard for residential care charging

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People in employment who are supported by local authorities in residential care currently have all of their earned income charged to pay for care. This creates a disincentive for individuals to take up employment since the individual is financially no better off working than not working. Government intervention is required to remove the current legislative barriers to people in residential care taking up employment. This would support more disabled people to take up employment and pursue their desired goals.

Published 27 February 2013