Financial
Assessment
Form
For people receiving care and
support in a residential or
nursing home (Residential Care)
or at home (Non-Residential Care)
2020-21
Why do I need to fill in this form?
Most people have to pay something towards the cost of their care and support. What you pay will depend on
your individual circumstances and the kind of care and support you need, who provides it and how often you
need help. Your financial assessment will help us decide if we can help pay for your care and work out how
much, if anything, you will have to pay towards the costs and identify any benefits you may be entitled to. If
you have savings over £23,250 you will have to pay for the cost of any care and support in full.
We ask that you return the completed form to us within 2 weeks for us to work out your personal
contribution and how much the council will contribute towards the cost of your care and support.
You can choose not to share your financial details with us. This will mean that you have to pay the full cost
of your care and support. We can still help arrange your care and support for you but if you have been
assessed as being able to pay the full cost of your care, there is an arrangement fee of £50 a week to
cover the Council’s costs for making these arrangements. We will always offer you information and advice to
help you choose the appropriate support to meet your needs.
If any of the following apply, then go to Section 2:
l I do not want to provide my financial details.
l I have over £23,250 in savings.
l I currently have no right to claim benefits (e.g. no recourse to public funds).
What information will I need to provide?
You will need to provide copies of all financial information detailed in this form. This is essential for us to be
able to confirm the information.
If you do not provide the information in the timescales required and/or fail to provide the supporting
documents, you may have to pay the full cost of your care and support.
Who can help with completing this form?
You may want to ask a friend or family member to help you or someone who already helps you manage your
finances. If you don’t have anyone to help you fill out this form and you cannot complete it yourself, we can
arrange for someone to come and visit you in your home at a time that is convenient for you.
If you need this form in another format, such as large print, please contact Adult Social Services
on 020 8871 7707 or email accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk.
Your Full Name:
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Section 1: Personal information
Please tick the care service you need: Residential/Nursing Non-Residential
Title: Date of Birth:
First names: Surname:
National Insurance Number:
Do you have a spouse/partner/civil partner? Yes No
Mobile Telephone Number:
Home Telephone Number:
Email Address:
Current Address:
Postcode:
How long have you lived at this address?
If less than 5 years, please provide any previous addresses below:
Address:
Postcode:
Date occupied from: to:
Owner Rented Other (please specify):
Address:
Postcode:
Date occupied from: to:
Owner Rented Other (please specify):
Do you currently live alone? Yes No
Do you currently live with your family in their home? Yes No
If you do not live alone, please tell us who is living with you
Full Name Relationship to you Date of birth
If you have dependent children, please provide details below
Full Name Date of Birth
Person to receive your correspondence if not you
Title: Relationship to you:
First names: Surname:
Address:
Postcode: Contact telephone no:
Is the correspondent acting in the capacity of Enduring/Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputy?
Yes No Pending
(If yes, please enclose a copy of the Power of Attorney/Deputy document)
Please confirm what correspondence should be sent to this person below:-
All correspondence Invoices Financial Assessment
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Completion of this Financial Assessment Form
Who has completed this form?
Name:
Capacity (e.g. service user, friend, deputy etc.):
Contact Telephone Number:
Contact Email Address:
Section 2: Light Touch Financial Assessment
A light touch financial assessment is a short version of this form. This section should only be completed if
you agree that you do not wish to have a full financial assessment. You should only complete this section if
any of the following apply to you (please tick):
I do not wish to provide information about my finances and I am willing to pay the full cost for my
care and support services (please also sign the declaration below and on page 13).
My savings and/or assets (e.g. second property, land, stocks and shares etc.) are over £23,250
and I receive services in my own home.
I have no income (please specify reason below and when you expect your circumstances to change).
Declaration of non-disclosure of your finances
I confirm that by typing my name in the signature field below and returning the form to you by email, I am
agreeing to the terms detailed in the following statement:
You, or your authorised representative, must read the following statement then sign and date it:
‘I am aware that I will have to pay towards the cost of services I receive that are provided and/or bought on
my behalf. However, I do not want to provide financial details and I therefore agree to pay the full cost of
services provided on my behalf by the Council together with any administration fee as detailed in the Adult
Social Services fees and charges policy’.
Signed: Date:
If not service user state capacity (e.g. appointee, deputy)
If you have completed this section, then you do not need to complete the rest of this form, BUT you will need
to read and sign the declaration in Section 9 on page 13 before returning this form in the prepaid envelope.
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Section 3: Income
We require documentary proof of any income received. We will accept photocopies of documents such as
bank statements, DWP letters, private pension payslip etc.
IMPORTANT
If you are receiving residential or nursing care, the Care Act 2014 allows you to pay 50% of your
occupational pension, personal pension or retirement annuity to your spouse or civil partner and we will
disregard this from the financial assessment.
In view of this, our policy will be to automatically disregard 50% unless you ask us not to and we will
then include all your pension in the financial assessment calculation.
Type of income You: £/week Joint Income: £/week
Attendance Allowance
Constant Attendance Allowance
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Care
DLA Mobility
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Earned Income (after tax and deductions)
Incapacity Benefit
Income Support
Jobseekers Allowance
Occupational/Private Pension 1
Occupational/Private Pension 2
Occupational/Private Pension 3
Pension Guarantee Credit
Pension Savings Credit
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Living Component
PIP Mobility Component
Rental Income from Property
Severe Disablement Allowance
State Retirement Pension
Universal Credit
War Pension/War Widow’s Pension
Any other income/benefits
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Disabled Related Expenditure
If you receive disability benefits, we will either provide you with a standard allowance of £15 per week in the
financial assessment that covers expenditure that you need to pay from your income for your disability, or
we will ask you for information about your disability related expenditure for an individual review to work out
the exact figure.
I would like an individual review of my disability related expenditure because (please tick below):
I receive higher rate attendance allowance or disability living allowance (care component)
and do not receive any care and support during the night.
I believe my weekly disability expenses are more than the standard weekly allowance of £15.
Are you claiming any benefits?
Do you have any claims for benefits that are currently being processed? Yes No
If so, what are these benefits?
Is anyone claiming Carers Allowance for caring for you (or your partner if appropriate)? Yes No
If so, please provide their details
Title: Relationship to you:
First names: Surname:
Address:
Postcode: Contact telephone no:
Are you 60 or over? Yes No
If you have not applied for Pension Credit, please do so now by telephoning the Department for Work and
Pensions on 0800 99 1234 or 0800 7310469. Please note that if you are receiving permanent care in a care
home we may automatically include pension credit when we work out your contribution and, in this scenario,
you must apply for this benefit.
Benefits Check
You may not be receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to. If you think this may be the case, then we
can arrange a benefit check for you.
I / We would like a benefit check Yes No
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Section 4: Savings
Please provide details of any bank or building society accounts held including any held overseas.
Bank statement copies for the last 3 months need to be provided.
Name of bank/building Sort code Account Balance Date of Joint or sole
society Number Number Balance account
Your other assets:
Please provide documentary proof of any assets.
Details Balance Date of Joint or sole
Balance account
Post Office accounts:
Stocks/shares/unit trusts/ISAs/Bonds:
National savings certificates:
Premium/savings bonds:
Overseas income or assets:
Any other capital, income or assets (e.g. Tessa/ISA):
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Section 5: Outgoings
If you currently have property outgoings, please tell us below what type of property it is (e.g. detached, semi-
detached, terrace, flat, B&B).
Please tell us about the expenses you have in relation to this property:
Expense Amount £ Frequency (e.g.
weekly, monthly)
Mortgage (less any housing benefit received)
Rent (less any housing benefit received)
Ground Rent
Property Service Charge
Council Tax (less any Council Tax reduction received)
Board and lodgings
Careline/Telecare/Watch
Any other property outgoings
Please only complete the following expenditure if applying for residential or nursing care:
Who normally pays your property expenses? You Your partner Both of you Other
Expense Amount £ Frequency
Fuel/heating
Property insurance Buildings
Property insurance Contents
Water charge
Other (please specify)
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Section 6: Property
Do you own or rent the property listed as your address in Section 1 of the form?
Own? Yes No Rent? Yes No
If you jointly own your property, please provide the full name(s) and addresses of all other joint owner(s) of
the property:
If the property is rented, please provide the full name and address of the landlord:
Please provide details of any other property, land and businesses that you own.
Details of property, land Approximate Owned by On the market
and/or businesses owned value (please state to be sold?
exact ownership)
Person appointed to dispose Name and address of solicitor
of the property if for sale
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Please provide details of any overseas property, land and/or businesses that you own:
Details of property, land Approximate Owned by On the market
and/or businesses owned value (please state to be sold?
exact ownership)
Do you have a beneficial interest in any property? Yes No
If yes please provide details below including details of any rental income from the property:
Please complete the following section for residential or nursing placements only.
If you have disposed of any property and/or assets, including transfer of ownership of all or part of your
property within the last five years, please give details below. You need to provide us with evidence of when
the transfer took place.
Details of property, land, businesses Sale/disposal Owned by Disposal date
owned (including any overseas) sold price £ (please state
or disposed of exact ownership)
Do you intend to sell any of your properties/assets? Yes No
If any of the property is leased to tenants, please provide details of the rental income and the frequency of
payments you receive: £ Frequency
Termination of your tenancy (if you rent a property) Date:
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Section 7: Gifts and any other information
If you have made gifts worth more than £3000 per year to individuals (e.g. relatives or friends) in the last
seven years, please provide details below. Please also provide any other information which you think may be
relevant to your financial assessment.
Section 8: Protecting your Personal Information
We have a duty to support and care for those most in need. To do this, we must hold records about you,
your personal circumstances and the services/care you are receiving or may need to receive in the future.
We keep this information securely, either on paper or on an electronic record.
We manage, maintain and protect all information according to legislation, our policies and best practices.
We have security measures in place to maintain and safeguard the confidentiality, reliability and availability
of our systems and data. All information is stored, processed and communicated in a secure manner and
made available only to authorised members of staff on a need to know basis. Only the minimum amount of
information required will be shared.
We know how important it is to protect your privacy and work within the terms of the General Data
Protection Regulations (GDPR). We will safeguard your information and, in most circumstances, will not
disclose personal data without consent. However, there are some circumstances where we are allowed by
law to use certain personal information without permission.
If you would like to see the information we hold about you, you have the right to access your personal
information under GDPR. This is commonly referred to as a subject access request. You can make a subject
access request verbally, in writing or online at www.wandsworth.gov.uk
Please note you will have to provide adequate proof of identification before we can share a copy of your
record.
For more information about our Privacy Notice, please see our website at www.wandsworth.gov.uk.
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Section 9: Declaration and Authorisation to Share Information
I am aware that I will have to pay an assessed contribution towards the cost of services provided to me or
brokered on my behalf. I understand that the detailed figure, including the method of calculation, will be
notified to me separately. I understand that legal action may be taken against me to recover any unpaid
invoices.
I authorise the Council to obtain the details of my financial affairs that are necessary to calculate my
contribution towards services provided or brokered by the Council. I hereby agree that enquiries may be
made to my solicitor, bank manager(s) or executors concerning my financial resources.
I agree that you can undertake any financial checks that you consider necessary when reviewing this
financial assessment form.
I understand and agree to the following:
l I agree to help the Council to maximise my income by applying for all available state benefits to which I
am entitled, including Pension Guarantee Credit and/or Pension Savings Credit.
l If I supply information that is incorrect or incomplete, the Council may act against me. This will include
charging the full cost of services that the Council provides, charging an administration fee and could
include Court action.
l If I fail to declare assets that I hold either fully or part of an interest in then the Council may act
retrospectively to recover any sums due and/or may take legal action.
l The Council will use the information I have provided to calculate my contribution and may check some of
the information with other sources as allowed by the law.
l The Council can use any of the information I have provided in connection with this and any other claim for
state benefits that I have made or may make. It may give some information to other organisations, such
as Government departments, local authorities and private companies such as banks and organisations
that may lend me money, if the law allows this.
l I will inform the Council of any changes to my income and capital as soon as possible.
l I certify that the information that I have provided on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge and
belief.
l I understand that the information on this form will be processed by computer and the information
provided will be stored electronically and used in accordance with the notification made by the Council
under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018.
l I understand that the information on this form may be disclosed to other agencies working in partnership
with the Council as specified in the registration. This may include the Department for Work and Pensions.
l I understand that all services, apart from the enablement service (which is a short-term service of up to 6
weeks of planned intensive help following an unexpected period of illness or disability and loss of
confidence) are charged from the start of the service.
l I understand that information about my financial circumstances will be reviewed annually.
l I have not deprived myself of any assets or transferred either capital or property to avoid care charges
within the last five years that have not been disclosed in the sections above. I understand that the
Council will use the provisions contained in Annex E of the Care Act 2014 Care and Support Statutory
Guidance, should any issues of deprivation of capital arise.
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The following is only applicable to a residential or nursing permanent placement:
In acceptance of my residential/nursing home accommodation provided under the Care Act 2014, I
accept that I am required to pay towards my board charges from my income and capital. I accept and
undertake to pay my assessed contribution as it falls due. Invoices will be sent to me monthly.
I understand that the Council calculate my assessed contribution under the Care Act 2014.
I understand that if the value of my property is disregarded (not included) in my financial assessment
because my spouse or partner lives in the property as their main home, this disregard will end if their
personal circumstances change resulting in the home no longer being their main residence.
I confirm that by typing my name in the signature field below and returning the form to you by email, I am
agreeing to the terms detailed in section 9:
Signed: Date:
If not service user, please state capacity (e.g. appointee)
Section 10: Invoicing and Dispute Resolution
If we are invoicing you for your contribution, invoices will be sent to you monthly in arrears.
If you have any query regarding your invoices, or any dispute preventing payment of your debt, either you or
your representative should contact the Financial Assessments Team within 14 days from the date of the
invoice. You should provide supporting documentation and reasons for the dispute within the 14 days period.
Section 11: How to return your form
If you have received this form by email or you have downloaded it, then the form can be completed
electronically and returned to us by email. Please also scan and email any financial information such as
bank statements with the completed form. However, we will still need you to print and sign the Direct Debit
mandate and return this to us as your bank will need the original document to set this up. Please return the
completed financial assessment form and Direct Debit mandate to the Financial Assessment Team,
Wandsworth Council, PO Box 65985, London, SW18 9JS.
If you are completing this form by hand, please use the prepaid envelope to return your completed and
signed financial assessment form and Direct Debit mandate.
Section 12: Useful contacts
Benefits advice:
We work with Citizens Advice Wandsworth to make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to.
You can contact Citizens Advice Wandsworth’s Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) Monday
to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Phone: 0300 330 1169
Website: www.cawandsworth.org/dascas
The Financial Assessment Team can help with:
l Completing this form
l Arranging for invoices to be sent in larger print
l Any questions about the financial assessment or invoicing process.
Financial Assessment Team
Wandsworth Council
PO Box 65985
London, SW18 9JS
Phone: 020 8871 6218
Email: financeAT@wandsworth.gov.uk
For general enquiries about your care and support, please contact Adult Social Care
on 020 8871 7707 or email accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk
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Direct Debit - An easier way to pay
Fed up getting bills every month?
l Wasting time queuing in banks?
l Wasting money on stamps and envelopes?
Why worry about it all?
l There is a way of paying that is easier for you and helps to reduce the council’s costs.
l If you have a bank or building society account you may find it easier and cheaper to pay by direct debit.
With Direct Debit...
l You do not have to remember to pay - it is all done for you.
l It is simple - no more cheques to write, no more stamps to buy, no more queuing, and once set up it
carries on from year to year without you doing anything.
How does it work?
l By completing the instruction below you are giving the council permission to collect payments from your
bank account.
l We will tell you well in advance of the amounts and the dates of payments.
l You stay in complete control and benefit from guaranteed safeguards - Please see below.
What Next?
l Please complete and return the form below to us. It’s as simple as that - we will do the rest!
This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that
accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.
If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your
Direct Debit Wandsworth Council will notify you 10 working days in
advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you
request Wandsworth Council to collect a payment, confirmation of the
amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.
If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit by Wandsworth
Council or your Bank or Building Society you are entitled to a full
and immediate refund of the amount paid from your Bank or
Building Society.
If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back
when Wandsworth Council asks you to.
You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your
Bank or Building Society. Written confirmation may be required. Please
also notify us.
THE DIRECT DEBIT GUARANTEE
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Instruction to your Bank or Building Society to pay by Direct Debit.
OFFICE USE ONLY:
1 Name and full postal address of your Bank or Building Society branch:
__________________
____________________________
2 Branch sort code:
3 Bank /Building Society
account number:
4 Name(s) of account holder(s):
OFFICE USE ONLY:
Instruction to your Bank or Building Society
Please pay Wandsworth Council Direct Debits from the account detailed
in this instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit
Guarantee. I understand that this instruction may remain with
Wandsworth Council and, if so, details will be passed electronically to
my Bank/Building Society.
Signature(s):
Date:
Service User Number
Please fill in the form using black ink and send it to:
Wandsworth Council, WBC Exchequer Services, PO BOX
4424, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BT
Banks and Building Societies may not accept Direct Debit instructions
for some types of account.
!
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For Office use only
Checklist (also see guidance) Yes/No Comment
Full cost?
Declaration signed?
Direct debit mandate enclosed?
Income – evidence provided?
Assets – evidence provided?
Bank statements for 3 months?
Benefits advice required?
Name
Signed: Date:
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Please return completed form to:
Financial Assessment Team
PO Box 65985
London
SW18 9JS
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