If so, you’ve not been told the full story.
Have you heard that transferring title deeds or creating a trust fund is a legitimate way of avoiding care fees? It’s not necessarily true!
Although some trust schemes are valid they must not have been set up for the express purpose of avoiding care fees.
Local authorities tend to be highly suspicious of properties that are transferred into a trust.
Any attempt to avoid paying for care in this way is a ‘deliberate deprivation of assets’ and social services can take legal steps to claw back the money.
There has to be a valid reason for giving away your home.
Social services will carry out checks. If they suspect deliberate deprivation – sometimes referred to as capital reduction? care fees will still have to be paid, even though technically the person concerned no longer owns the property.
- If your family member is already in a care home and social services are making enquiries, speak to us straight away
- We’ll also investigate whether your family member may be eligible for non-means tested Continuing Health Care
- If a property has already been transferred into a trust we will check to see if it’s possible to “unwind” the transaction
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Steene Law specialise in Care Home Fees, especially protecting you from having to sell a property to pay for care home fees.
We are available from 8am to 7pm, 365 days of the year and will explain your options.
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