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If you are a home owner moving to residential care this scheme may assist with the payment of your care home fees. In return for a legal charge on your property, Bournemouth Borough Council pays agreed care costs. These will be repaid when the property is sold.
This arrangement is similar to an interest-free loan for the period of the deferred payment agreement. There is a charge of £500 to cover administration, legal and Land Registry costs.
It is for home owners who have under £23,250 capital, excluding the value of their home, and who are moving permanently into residential care funded by the local authority who either:
To join the scheme you must
For the first twelve weeks your property is disregarded. After this time you need to agree to Bournemouth Borough Council placing a legal charge on your property. You must ensure the paperwork is completed promptly. The Council payd the balance of care costs up to an agreed rate that would have been met from the sale of the property.
You may wish to move to a residential home where the fees are higher than we would normally pay. This is known as preferred more expensive accommodation. After this twelve- week period you can ask for the additional fees for more expensive accommodation to be added to the deferred payment element of the residential home costs.
The money must be repaid by the earliest of these dates:
If the debt if not repaid by these dates, interest is charged at the County Court rate. We expect the debt to be repaid within 12 months of the end of the agreed period.
If you are planning to live in a residential home following an Adult Social Care assessment and are thinking about deferred payments you should discuss it with your Care Manager. If you decide to go ahead, the Care Manager will notify the Council's Financial Assessment and Benefits Team.
A contract letter and terms of the agreement will then be sent to you. This shows the assessed payments to be made under the scheme and the terms of the agreement.
If you have already moved into residential care but have only just heard of the Deferred Payment Scheme you may still be eligible.
Financial Assessment and Benefits Team
Tel: 01202 451346 / 451567 / 451617/451108
Wallisdown Heights Office,121 Canford Avenue, Bournemouth, BH11 8SH
Out of Hours:
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