I have a mother with dementia. She’s currently living in the family home she owns being looked after by my 2 brothers. They are aged 54 & 56 so not in scope of mandatory disregard. Does anyone have a view on the following?
- If she needs to go into care I’m wondering is there any chance of a discretionary disregard of the house. They have lived there their whole lives, paid board and would become homeless?
- Can we probe local authority to get their official view before Mum potentially goes into care around this?
- If we enter a deferred payment agreement will we have to pay market rate rent?
- What happens if we are in a deferred payment agreement and my brother becomes 60 while she is in care. Is the house taken of the table at that point? Then once she passes we will receive a bill up to his 60 birthday and have say 3 months to settle it?