I’m trying to build a better picture of what counts as Deprivation of Assets (to avoid care fees).
In one of this week’s Ombudsmans cases a family home put into a Trust 12 years before care needs were identifed was not treated as being done to avoid fees.
For those really interested, the property was split between 4 family members. 1 died and her share was added to her husbands so when he needed care he was assessed as owning 50% of the property. The property was then valued lower than a readily saleable similar property and a deferred payment plan put in place so no sale was forced.