⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 419 Understand public funding of individual care needs in adult social care

Unit 419 Understand public funding of individual care needs in adult social care

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand the welfare benefit system
    1. 1.1 Describe the current legislation relating to the welfare benefits system
    2. 1.2 Explain eligibility criteria of current means tested benefits
    3. 1.3 Explain eligibility criteria of current non means tested benefits
    4. 1.4 Explain how changes of circumstances may affect benefit entitlement.
  2. 2. Understand the processes relating to local authority funding for individual care needs
    1. 2.1 Describe current legislation relating to local authority funding
    2. 2.2 Explain current eligibility criteria
    3. 2.3 Explain local authority funding levels for care needs
    4. 2.4 Explain local authority financial assessment processes.
  3. 3. Understand the processes relating to National Health Service (NHS) funding for individual care needs
    1. 3.1 Explain NHS funding eligibility criteria
    2. 3.2 Explain the process for challenging NHS funding decisions.
  4. 4. Understand ways in which others can manage financial affairs of an individual
    1. 4.1 Explain aspects of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 which relate to managing the financial affairs of an individual
    2. 4.2 Explain the application of: a. Enduring Power of Attorney b. Lasting Power of Attorney c. Court of Protection Deputy d. Department of Work and Pensions Appointee.
  5. 5. Understand how to signpost and refer to professional advice services
    1. 5.1 Explain when to refer to: a. financial advice b. legal advice
    2. 5.2 Explain how to refer to specialist: a. financial advice b. legal advice.

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