Adult Social Care is means tested (with a few exceptions). If you have income or capital, you may be asked to contribute or pay in full for services.
Choosing and paying for care
You can get help from us to assess your social care needs to allow you to plan your social care support whether you qualify for funding from us, or not. Find out more about care costs and options.
If you have been assessed by adult social care as eligible for social care support and are receiving a personal budget, you can choose to take this as direct payments. This means that the council will give you the money to purchase your own care and support.
Disability benefits on GOV.UK
Dudley - Age UK
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is gradually being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP). DLA is no longer available for new claimants over the age of 16. If you are worried, confused, or simply need more information, please see below: