Deferred payments and top-ups for care
Depending on your care needs, we may be able to offer other options to help you pay for your residential or nursing care.
Deferred payment scheme
- you have savings and investments under £23,250*
- you own one or more properties.
Third-party top-up payments
A third-party top-up payment might be made by:
- a relative
- a friend
- a charity (in some circumstances).
Top-up payments are voluntary and are only required if your choice of care home is more expensive than the standard rate.
If the person making the top-up payments is unable to continue paying, we’ll need to find an alternative home that doesn’t require a top-up. You can discuss your options with your social care worker.
*The upper capital limit is set by national government legislation and is subject to change.
Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (iow.gov.uk)