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Should an elderly person require care, what entitlements

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Should an elderly person require care, what entitlements would they benefit from and under what circumstances would they qualify?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

Are you referring to long-term care, such as nursing home care?

If you are not, generally an individual who has ten years of work credits qualifies you for Social Security and also Medicare. Medicare does not cover long-term care, however, state-run Medicaid programs do. Medicaid is a program for individuals that are basically indigent.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is the wrong country - I am in UK not US.
Expert:  Jonathan Tierney replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, I will opt out.

Expert:  Jax Tax replied 1 year ago.

Many over-65s can claim Attendance Allowance if they need help with their care because of illness or disability. Up to about 80.00 a week

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/claiming-benefits/attendance-allowance/what-is-attendance-allowance/

f you care for someone who is ill or disabled, you may be entitled to Carer's Allowance. Up to about 62.00 per week.

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/claiming-benefits/carers-allowance/about-carers-allowance/

These are two that relaté specifically to the question asked but there may be others that you find interesting. Check out

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/claiming-benefits/

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
still the wrong country - please cancel the question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I got hold of someone from AgeUK who has explained things completely. (6 pdfs to read)
Maybe there should be a complete section to this topic.