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Under present legislation, if someone needs to go into a Nursing Home, the value of their property will be assessed to see if that person qualifies for state assistance.
However, the state will 'disregard' the value of your property and hence it won't be counted if any of the following applies:
Therefore, if you were to move in permanently with your Mother, then her property would be disregarded!
I hope this sets out the legal position and if so, I would be grateful if you could leave positive feedback.
Many thanks for your answer, which is very interesting!
I may not want to move at the moment, so if I did move in at the point when my mother required residential care, would this count as "continuing to live" in the property or would I need to have lived there for a certain period?
Thanks for your reply.
The Council would see it as a scam if you were to happen to "move in" shortly before your Mother went into a Home.
Although there is no set time period in which you would have to have been living there before your Mother went into a Home (as it all comes down to the circumstances of each case), you would be safe if you had been there for 6 months.
I hope this assists.
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