Irish Times: Fair Deal nursing home scheme and the family home: how does it work?


So what happens to your home under the Fair Deal? “The main property where you live is only included in the financial assessment for three years of the care. This is known as the 22.5 per cent or ‘three-year cap’,” says Marian Ryan of Taxback. com. “After three years, you will not pay any more based on the value of your home.” This applies even if you are still getting long-term nursing home care.