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Personal Expense Allowance

 If a care home resident receives local authority funded care, they will be allowed a weekly Personal Expenses Allowance.


This is an amount of money disregarded from your income when paying care home fees, ensuring care home residents can keep this allowance to pay for small items of their choice such as toiletries, newspapers, birthday gifts etc


It’s important to remember that your Personal Expenses Allowance shouldn’t be spent on care, and no local authority or care home has the legal right to ask you to spend any of it on your care. It is mandatory that care home residents are allowed to keep their PEA and spend it how they wish.


The amount for 2024/25 is £30.15


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