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Care payments

25 July 2007
Issue: 4118 / Categories: Forum & Feedback

I have been approached by the parents of a young person, A, who is aged over 18 and who has received a multi-million pound personal injury settlement. This is held in trust by the Office of Care and Protection (OCP) as it was received before A had reached the age of 18. A requires 24-hour care and this is provided by the parents who gave up their employment to do this.

I have been approached by the parents of a young person A who is aged over 18 and who has received a multi-million pound personal injury settlement. This is held in trust by the Office of Care and Protection (OCP) as it was received before A had reached the age of 18. A requires 24-hour care and this is provided by the parents who gave up their employment to do this.
Each month a payment of approximately £3 000 is made from the OCP to the parents to cover the direct costs for the young person (say £500 for food clothing etc.) and to provide the parents with an income (say £2 500). In addition the OCP also reimburses the parents for other major costs on specialist equipment etc. required by A.
The parents are assisted by another relative for about 20 hours...

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