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The value of a house that you own may be included in the local authority means test for the provision of care home accommodation. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule, so for example, the value of your former home will be disregarded (ignored) in the means test if it is occupied in whole or in part by your partner (husband, wife, civil partner or someone you live with as though you are married or civil partners); certain relatives who are 60 years old or over; or a younger relative who is ‘incapacitated’. There are also some discretionary disregards that a local authority can apply.
Our factsheet, 'Treatment of property in the means test for permanent care home provision in Wales', contains further information on this and other issues around how your property will be treated in the means test, including:
FS38w: Treatment of property in the means test for permanent care home provision in Wales (PDF 358KB)
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