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Deliberate deprivation of assets occurs when an individual transfers an asset out of his/her possession in order to put themselves in a better position regarding the means test for care home accommodation – i.e. to make it more likely that they will qualify for local authority assistance towards the costs.
The term deprivation covers a broad range of ways in which the owner of an asset might give it away or transfer it out of his or her possession. For example:
Our following factsheet has further information:
FS40w: Deprivation of assets in the means test for care home provision in Wales (PDF 310KB)
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