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PART 4CONTRIBUTIONS AND REIMBURSEMENTS FOR DIRECT PAYMENTS

Statement of determination- direct payments

29.—(1) Where a local authority makes a determination in accordance with these Regulations about the amount which it is reasonably practicable for B to contribute as a contribution or reimbursement towards the cost of the care and support in respect of which direct payments are—

(a)being offered to B for the first time; or

(b)already being made to B but where a contribution or reimbursement is being required for the first time,

it must provide B with a statement setting out the payment which B must make.

(2) A local authority may not require a contribution or reimbursement until the date when the statement is sent to B.

(3) But once a statement has been issued a local authority may require B to make a contribution or reimbursement in relation to any payments made before the date of the statement.