Deferred payments

What is the ‘deferred payments scheme’?

The Care Act 2014 introduced a universal deferred payments scheme so that no one should be forced to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for their social care.

It is designed to help "defer" or delay paying the costs of care and support until a later date.

You can find more information about the deferred payments scheme below:

Can I apply for a deferred payment? SHOW

Can the council refuse to offer a deferred payment? SHOW

How does the scheme work? SHOW

How do Southampton City Council value my property? SHOW

Are there any charges or interest attached to the deferred payment? SHOW

What is the ‘12 week property disregard’? SHOW

Will I be required to maintain the property? SHOW

What is the Legal Agreement and Legal Charge? SHOW

How can I end the agreement? SHOW

Can I add the cost of my top up charges to the deferred payment? SHOW

How do I apply to use the deferred payments scheme? SHOW

Where can I get advice? SHOW