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The treatment of capital: disregards

In the second of three articles, Alan Robinson, of Legal and Welfare Rights Training continues his discussion on the effect of capital on entitlement to income based benefits. Here, he considers what capital is disregarded and when.

21 March 2002

In the second of three articles, Alan Robinson, of Legal and Welfare Rights Training continues his discussion on the effect of capital on entitlement to income based benefits. Here, he considers what capital is disregarded and when.

This second article in the series regarding capital and disregards looks firstly, at ways in which capital (and in particular the value of the home) can be disregarded in order to enable a care or nursing home resident to maintain their claim, either for benefit or for funding by the local authority. What follows should be read subject to the comments in the first article in this series concerning the valuation of the resident’s share. In all cases it is assumed that the residence has become permanent. The article then considers the situation where a third party asserts a right to the property, especially through the process of proprietary estoppel such as the successful claim in Campbell v Griffin and others<...

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