Deferred payment agreements

From April 2015 deferred payment agreements will be available across England.

This means that people should not have to sell their homes to pay for care, as they have sometimes had to do in the past.

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. 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.

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 home costs. 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.

If you live in a care home or are planning to move to one and want to know more about deferred payment agreements, please contact 0300 123 6725.

More information:

Department of Health's guidance

About deferred payments scheme