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Care Act - Deferred Payments

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Care Act - Deferred Payments



Deferring payment can help people to delay the need to sell their home (or other assets) and provide peace of mind during a time that can be challenging (or even a crisis point) for them and their loved ones as they make the transition into residential care.


This course is intended for:

  • People who have a role in giving information and advice about charging and financial assessment (including deferred payment agreements)
  • Staff employed by local authorities and other organisations who are responsible for care and support planning
  • Managers of people undertaking care and support planning


This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion - with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


Once you've completed this course, you'll have a knowledge of:

  • The main aim of the DPA
  • How people can pay for their care
  • The eligibility criteria for deferred payments and how much can be deferred
  • When a DPA can be refused
  • What information and advice must be provided
  • How the equity limit is calculated
  • What happens when property is used as security
  • What interest charges and administration fees can be included
  • What must be considered when making a DPA and how DPAs are terminated

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