How it works
When you make a financial declaration, we'll complete a financial assessment.
The financial assessment tells us how much, if anything, you need to pay towards your care. Download a guide to paying for social care services 2021 to 2022 (PDF, 110KB).
If you're not currently receiving social care services, and want to get an estimate of what you might need to contribute to your care costs, please use our Care Cost Calculator.
You can complete an electronic Financial Declaration Form (EAF1) using our Suffolk Adult Care Portal. Proceed to EAF1 form
Completing the form online is quicker and easier. However, we can also accept a paper version of your form (AF1). You can ask the person helping you arrange your care and support to provide you with a copy.
What happens next?
Once we've received your fully completed form and all of the other information that we need, we’ll normally complete the financial assessment within 28 days but at times of high demand or low staffing it may take longer than this.
We'll then send you a letter letting you know:
- how much you'll need to pay towards your care and support services
- how we've worked this out
- how to arrange payments