Decision details

Financial Assessment (DLA) Review

Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board, Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Review briefing paper and make decision on which option to implement


The Board considered the report of the Director of Operations (Adult Social Care) which advised that Service users’ in receipt of Adult Care services are financially assessed to determine if they are required to make a contribution towards their care package. The financial assessment for non-residential care takes into account all the service users income (including any benefits) and compares this to a nationally agreed ‘minimum income guarantee’.  Amounts above the minimum income guarantee will be the contribution / charge the service user will be asked to pay towards their care and support.


The report outlined options for consideration with regard to the potential back dating of charges in line with the Councils Local Charging Policy.


Alternatives considered:

The alternatives were outlined within the submitted report.



1.    That Cabinet be informed that the Board supports Option 3, no backdating of charges.


Reasons for the decision:

The Board was asked to express a view on which backdating option it supported relating to the backdating of charges for Adult Care Services. As the Policy was a Council Policy, the decision would be taken by Cabinet.


Report author: Teresa Fielding, Susan Holmes

Publication date: 09/03/2021

Date of decision: 27/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2020 - Integrated Commissioning Board

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