The means test has got meaner

August 6, 2019


Social care 360 - The Kings Fund


1. Working-age adults increasingly ask for help

2. Older people are less likely to be getting support

3. The means test has got meaner

4. There's conflicting evidence on need

5. Overall, a higher proportion of people are receiving disability benefits

Long-term, receipt of disability benefits has increased among working-age adults, though it has now fallen among older people

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