christhelawyer : HiWelcome to JustAnswer. My first response will follow shortly. Please feel free to follow up if anything is not clear
christhelawyer : The home is exempt if the persons spouse still lives there, but as he is a widower, then the subsidy will not apply. Usually a charge is taken over the home up to the maximum, so when he dies, the property will need to be sold, or money raised to pay out the subsidy charged.
christhelawyer : This applies to a limit as set out in the relevant statute
christhelawyer : (2)Threshold A is $213,297 and applies to every resident assessed as requiring care—(a)who has no spouse or partner; or(b)whose spouse or partner is also a resident assessed as requiring care; or(c)whose spouse or partner is not a resident assessed as requiring care but who has elected, under clause 2, to have Threshold A apply to him or her rather than Threshold B.
christhelawyer : So up to that limit and also including an allowance for funeral expenses, any surplus is charged for the fees
Customer: Hi thank for your reply I am not familiar with the legal jargon of it all What do you mean because he is a widower then the subsidy will not apply .?
christhelawyer : Is your mother still alive?
Customer: So the max we will have to pay for his care is $213,297 he has funeral insurance and the house has a gv of $255,000 or does the government get the total sale of the house. Sorry am abit thick about it all
Customer: No she passed 7 years ago
Customer: Sorry am not computer savvy to thank for your patience
christhelawyer : That is the protected amount. If the house is only worth that then he gets a subsidy for his care. But WINZ will want payment from the property after your father dies. So it may have to be sold.
Customer: How much would wins want do think is there a limit or total amount
Customer: Thank for your help chris much appreciated I have shown yor reply to my friend and he has explained it to me in easy terms