Orkney Islands Council
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Deferred Payment Scheme

Deferred payments were introduced on 1st July 2002 under the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002. Deferred Payments allow people to avoid selling their homes up-front to meet their care home fees, by entering into a legal agreement to have part of their fees paid by their local authority. Accrued debt would be settled from the resident’s estate, or sooner if the property is sold.

For additional information on the Deferred payment scheme see the Related Downloads section.