WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL WANT TO KNOW WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PAYING MORE FOR YOU CARE AND SUPPORT – MINIMUM INCOME GUARANTEE?

  West Sussex County County Council has less money to spend and so we have to look at saving money where we can.

This idea will affect people up to 64 years old.

This idea is to look at asking people to pay more towards the cost of their care.

How much you pay is a part of your assessment.
We do need to make sure you still have enough to live on.

There are rules about how much this is.

Up till now we have let people up to 64 have a bit more than the rules say. These rules are called the Minimum Income Guarantee.

Now we want to follow the amount in the rules and ask people to pay the same as people over 65 years old.

About 1,700 people may have to pay more.

A single person would need to pay an extra £275 each year.

Couples would pay an extra £420.

We want this to start from April 2019.