The short answer is no. If it was easy as that, everybody would do it.
It would be different of course if you lived in the same property because then it could not be taken into consideration.
if there was an easy way of avoiding selling a house for the payment of care fees, everybody would do it. They don’t and the reason they don’t is because there isn’t.
There are quite a few fact sheets around about what can be disregarded with regard to a persons property and the payment of care fees and here is one from age UK.
as you will see on the front, they have quite a few fact sheets and you might want to have a look at all of them.
Do read all of this booklet but in particular, Disregarded Property is in section 5 on page 7.
If a person is taken into care and the property is occupied as the main home by:
your spouse, partner, former partner, or civil partner, except where you are estranged
a lone parent who is your estranged or divorced partner
a relative of yours, or member of your family, who is aged 60 or over,
or a child of yours aged under 18, or ‘incapacitated’
so you will see that the list is extremely limited.
There are various qualifications to the definitions in the paragraphs following.
Finally, the local authority cannot take the last GBP23,500 of anyone’s assets (GBP24,000 in Wales)
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