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Deferred Payment eligibility

Deferred Payments

A Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA) is an arrangement with the council that will enable you to use the value of your home to help pay care home costs. If you are eligible, we will help to pay your care home bills on your behalf. You can delay repaying us until you choose to sell your home, or until after your death.

You can find out more about deferred payments by reading our Deferred Payments Agreement Scheme eDoc.

Check if you’re eligible

To check if you’re eligible, contact the Financial and Benefits Team on 01454 864269 or

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