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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Section 72 – Transfer of assets to avoid charges

238.Section 72 makes provision about the recovery of charges imposed in accordance with this Part where an individual has transferred assets to another person in order to avoid charges for services to meet a need for care and support or support. Where the transfer has been undertaken for the reasons or in the circumstances set out in subsection (1), the person to whom the assets have been transferred may become liable for making the payment to the local authority. Subsection (7) gives the Welsh Ministers power to make regulations which specify the cases in which liability for the charges will not be imposed upon the transferee.

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