Sell and Invest 2 to 3 Years
By setting aside sufficient capital to pay for care fees, the remainder of capital can be invested, to pass on to family.
- Mrs Nichols aged 89 has suffered a serious stroke and is due to be sent to a nursing home from hospital.
- Her prognosis is not good and she was given a life expectancy of 2-3 years.
- Her 2 daughters have Power of Attorney and this has been registered.
- Her daughters are in the process of selling the home for £320,000.
- She has little other savings and modest income of £12,000 pa.
- Local authority will use her income apart from £24.40pw to help fund care fees.
- Property value will be excluded for a period of 12 weeks.
- After discussing with daughters and providing Mrs Nichols receives good care, protecting her estate is important.
- Check if eligible to receive NHS continuing healthcare.
- When property sold sufficient capital held on deposit to cover 2-3 years of care fees.
- Remainder of capital to be invested in a suitable short term investment and used to top up deposit fund each year to fund care fees.
Benefits from advice given:
- If NHS continuing healthcare approved, care will be provided by the local authority.
- Although we can never be sure of life expectancy, a Care Annuity in this case would not seem suitable.
- By setting aside sufficient capital to cover 2-3 years of care fees, remainder of capital can pass to family or be used to help pay for care fees, if Mrs Nichols survives longer.
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This example is for illustrative purposes only, based on current legislation and tax allowances. Tax rules and regulations are subject to change.