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Debt recovery

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The law allows councils to claim back money from you for care and support you have received, if you have had a financial assessment and can afford to contribute and have not paid. If you live in a care home or extra-care housing, your council should offer you a deferred payment arrangement before starting debt recovery. Debt recovery should be a last resort, and councils should always consider people's individual circumstances.

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