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assessment of the deceased was correctly calculated
deceased had a normal financial profile and was not for example someone who had no recourse to public funds
there was no top up being paid or owing
there was no deprivation, and
based assessment was paid up to date
Charging for a resident assessed as full cost and availing themselves of a deferred payment agreement would normally be as follows:
an income based contribution which is usually the service user’s income less their personal allowance and this is payable every charging cycle which differs between local authorities
balance of the full cost (after the 12-week disregard) should be deferred against the property
The first bullet point above should be straightforward and it is assumed that
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