Are you claiming all the benefits your client is entitled to?
The government estimates that 1.4 million pensioners do not claim pension credit, leaving almost £3.5 billion unclaimed every year. Deputies and Professional Attorneys are under a duty to ensure that they are maximising their client’s estate by increasing income and reducing their expenditure where ever possible. It is critical to ensure that your client is claiming all benefits possible, as often this can significantly reduce the income deficit left after paying care fees.
A full Benefits Assessment is one of the key documents an Office of the Public Guardian visitor will look for during an annual visit.