When you calculate the ongoing expenditure you should remember to take
inflation into account as was done in the original application.
The examples below show how this can be done.
Example 1: If the adult pays rent, currently payable at £100 monthly and
calculated at £1,200 in year one (£100 x 12 months), you may wish to allow
£1,360 to cover potential increase in year two and possibly £1,580 for
year three. This would total £4,140 over the period of three years.
Therefore you may wish to request £115 per month (£4,140
divided by 36 months) for rent in your application form. You
should apply the same logic in terms of each heading. If you
are not sure the staff at this office will assist.
Example 2: If the adult is in a care home and costs are
currently payable at £250 weekly that would work out at
£13,000 in year one (£250 x 52 weeks). If you estimate that
costs might go up by approximately 10%, in year two you
might expect the annual cost to be £14,300 and in year three
this figure might be £15,730. So over the three year period
you may require £43,030. This could be rounded up to £43,200
to cover the full three years, which divided by 36 (months) would be
It is possible to apply for a lump sum and in this instance may be used where
there has been an unexpected but necessary purchase required which will be
of benefit to the adult. For example the withdrawer finds that remedial work
requires to be carried out on the roof of the adult’s home. The Public Guardian
would expect to see three written quotes providing a breakdown of the work
to be done together with the withdrawer’s preferred option and explanation
thereof before approving the lump sum in this instance.
The cost of the application and any other costs associated with the application
may be identified as part of the lump sum and can be reimbursed through the
designated account once the lump sum is paid therein.
The Public Guardian can provide you with further advice on this if required.
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