My 93 year old mum is currently in hospital on a section 3, and is due to be discharged to an EMI nursing home shortly. I've been given a list of homes in her area but I was also asked by the social worker if I could pay top-ups. I explained that mum was on a section 3 which then invokes section 117 which means that she no longer pays for any aftercare but the sw said top-ups were still payable. This seems ludicrous because if mum isn't contributing towards the care home, her pension will presumably build up in her bank account and I potentially will be paying top-up fees? I'm struggling to get my head around this, can anyone clarify for me please?