If Worcestershire County Council assesses you as having eligible care and support needs, you will be financially assessed using a means test to see whether you should make a contribution towards the cost of your care. The Council calculates this contribution using your income, savings and other capital in accordance with the Care Act 2014 Regulations. You may want to pass on savings or other capital to children or others during your lifetime, but it can affect your eligibility for local authority assistance with help towards your care and support. Transferring an asset out of your name does not necessarily mean that it will not be taken into account in a means test. Worcestershire County Council can, when assessing your eligibility for assistance, look for evidence of deliberate, or intentional, deprivation of capital.
Download: Deprivation of assets policy (PDF)