LETTERS - Claim your allowances

I WOULD like to remind families who have elderly parents to make sure they are claiming the allowances they are entitled to.

In 2004 my father, a widower, was put in residential care by the council. But it wasn’t until 2008 we, by accident, found out he was entitled to three different types of allowances, up to this point he had been fully funding his own care.

Eventually, the Welfare Rights and Assessment Team of WMDC got us a four year refund of £18,365. The allowances are your entitlement so please make sure you claim them.

Peter Lloyd

Hastings Court