Deferred payment agreements

Learn what a deferred payment agreement is and how to arrange an assessment.

A deferred payment agreement is an arrangement with the council that will enable some people to use the value of their homes to pay for their care in a residential or nursing care home or extra care housing. If you are eligible, we will help to pay the care home bills on your behalf. You can delay repaying us until you choose to sell your home, or until after your death. 

You will only be eligible if your savings/capital excluding the value of your property must be under £23,250

Most people will have had a social care assessment before they moved in to the care home, but if you moved into the care home without this, you do not need one to be able to apply for a deferred payment.

More information about deferred payments and a FAQ sheet and application form can be found on our care and community directory, Suffolk InfoLink

Paying for care and services on Suffolk InfoLink.

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