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I'm sorry to read of the above. May I confirm if the local authority has carried out any means assessment test to date in relation to your husband's assets please?
May I confirm if you have applied for care through the local authority or if you have done so privately and directly with a care home excluding the local authority?
Do you have any further information in respect of the above please?
I'm following up on the above. Without some further information from you as above, I am limited in what I can say on the matter but in the hope it is helpful nonetheless, I will provide you with the following broad answer. If you are able to kindly provide me with the above further information or if you have any further questions generally, I will be delighted to expand on the following - please just reply back to me in this case:
Notwithstanding the above, in general terms you may need to consider whether your husband will be self funding or eligible for any support from the local authority. this will depend upon a financial means assessment and if this is something that you may wish to explore, and have not orally done so, contact can be made with the local authority's social services department.
there are relatively complex rules that determine which assets can be taken into account in this respect but in general terms, the local authority would be able to take almost all your husband's income into account save for a small amount to take account of spending needs each week and any assets held in his sole name. As regards ***** ***** assets the starting point with be that half of the value can be taken into account however in respect of any jointly owned property a disregard should apply if you are resident in that property.
I hope the above is of some assistance but if you have any further questions, please revert to me.
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