Deprivation of assets? Or just the right thing to do?

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by gillyb1, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. gillyb1

    gillyb1 Registered User

    Jun 11, 2015
    3
    Hi,

    My Mum has recently moved into a care home and Dad, who has MS, is struggling at home alone. He uses a frame to move around the house, which is not well adapted for that purpose, and the garden is too big for him to deal with. It's not very close to where we live either. He is open to the idea of buying a new home in a sheltered housing complex, but that is 20 or 30k more than his current bungalow is probably worth. My worry then is: if he moves because it's the best thing for him, and uses their savings to pay the difference, will that fall foul of the deprivation of assets rules? I hate that we are having to think this way but am worried it could be viewed suspiciously. Thanks, Gill
     
  2. Liepy

    Liepy Registered User

    Oct 10, 2017
    21
    I would think he could use his own savings but not those of your mum.
     
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    67,264
    Kent
    Hello @GillyB 1

    I would get advice about this from Social Services.

    If your parents` house is currently on joint names and the new accommodation stays on joint names, your dad`s MS might be acceptable as a valid reason for moving. If so, there is something called deferred payments which could possibly be the answer.

    It would be unwise to take any action without first finding out if it`s OK.
     

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