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Your benefits when you move into a care home

Some of the benefits you and your carer (or your husband, wife, civil or unmarried partner if they’re not your carer) get will stop or change because you’re no longer living at home.

You and your husband, wife, civil or unmarried partner will no longer be treated as a couple if you move into a care home permanently. 

Who to tell

You must report the change in circumstances for both the person moving into the home and the carer. Who you tell will depend on the benefit:

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