The Deferred Payment Policy aims to give a clear explanation and guidance on when a deferred payment should be used.
This guidance will affect those people who are assessed as needing residential care and are unable to pay their Assessed Contribution because property that they own or have a legal interest in and which must be taken account, has not yet been sold.
The policy is of relevance to service users and carers where the service user wishes to be considered for a deferred payment agreement. It applies to staff involved in dealing with the deferred payment processes including:
- Adult Care and Support Services - Care managers and support planners.
- Customer and Community Services - Financial assessment and debt recovery staff.
- Legal Services staff.
The Deferred Payment Policy relates to residential care services only, it's not relevant to community based service.
A Guide to Deferred Payments (2MB pdf) - information on paying for your residential or nursing care if you own your home.