This factsheet looks at deprivation of assets in the local authority means test for services. Your local authority can look at whether you have removed your assets from its reach to avoid paying a charge for services it provides, for example by passing them to another person. If it concludes this has taken place, it has powers to respond accordingly.
You may find it helpful to read Age UK’s other factsheets on care home funding, particularly factsheet 10, Paying for permanent residential care.
This factsheet is not relevant while your local authority is not funding your care and support needs, for example because your savings or income are too high. However, it may apply if you subsequently need to apply to the local authority for help with funding.