My husband has Vascular dementia. He has been in a nursing home for 1 year now. (Diagnosed 11 years ago.) Up until now, after a financial assessment, his money in his name is frozen and shared accounts is half for him and half me. So a proportion of the money in our joint bank account it taken every month to help towards his nursing home fees, I get pension credits. Last October our son found a bungalow, opposite where he lives,up for sale that would be perfect for me. (I was living in a village with only 4 buses a day so if I could not longer drive I would find life very difficult. As do many retired people that don't drive. So long story short I managed to sell our house and move into this bungalow which needs an awful lot of work. No heating or hot water, and basically everything to do. It was an executor sale and had been totally cleared out of everything. Eventually I moved in and the work has started. Our son is helping me by doing most things but we have had to pay to get gas boiler etc put in. My question is. I know that half the money we made from selling our other house is my husbands but I thought it would be ok to use my half of the money to pay to get the work done. I have (we only moved in 5 weeks ago) been gradually working my way through a list giving all the necessary people my change of address. I rang the pension people yesterday to tell them and the lady started asking about how much we sold our house for and what we paid for the new home. I told her and she said that i would possibly lose my pension credits. That on its own is not my worry. I am now worried that they will say that the money I have will have to be used to pay his fees. I am not using his half of the money. All the house money is in a completely separate account . So I was going to get the vital work done with my half and then I suppose they will take his half to pay for his care. Can you advise please.