I was getting DP and when my husband died well before then I was left money by my mum when she passed which took me over the savings threshold. I lost the money support but still had my 10 hours care but i had to pay for it. I think the savings threshold is 23,250.
However I used this money to sort our house out so slowly it came down.
Then when my husband died it made no difference to my DP. I only asked for a new financial assessment as my money went back down the threshold. I had a full and thorough check with a new social worker then a new financial assessment.
I lost hours but gained because they pay me more per hour for my care worker. I went from 10 hours to 7.5. However, I get a pension (full) and I got enhanced mobility and care. Because i get the full care i know have to pay 42.00 a week towards my DP.
It helps a bit, but really they get you always dont they.
You need to contact your adult services team, and your social worker who did the assessment as if your now on your own, you might get more hours (although i didnt they are cutting right back i have to say). Once you get to see your social worker they will trigger the team who deal with the financial side of the direct payments. I find it easier now as I dont use an intermeidary as i only use a self employed PA. I just send money to a portal and set up a direct payment within the portal and its paid direct to the PA.
It was a bit complicated. I was happy i kept even 7.5 to be honest. I was getting 10.00 an hour but they have shifted it to 12.00 as that is what my self employed care worker gets.
You should not loose your DP though. Its a process you have to go through but hopefully you might end up better off.