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another care home fees question

oldboy

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Mar 28, 2021
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we are currently self funding my wifes care home fees, when her assets fall below the limit can the L A force me to contribute from any money i have
 

Shedrech

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Dec 15, 2012
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hi @oldboy
quick answer is no they cannot

however, they can ask whether you are willing to make a third party payment ... be very wary as this will only increase over time
and it may be that the home doesn't accept only the LA fee rate, so you might be asked to find a home that will ... in that case, the LA should offer at least one home, though it may not be the one you would choose yourself

be careful with that 'we' ... it is your wife alone who is funding her care; your finances are yours only
 

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