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Residential care subsidy up-date for couples

Commentators have been divided as to whether it is correct for gifts made by a person’s spouse or partner to be taken into account when assessing that person’s entitlement to a residential care subsidy. The question, which revolves around the correct interpretation of s 9B of the Social Security (Long-Term Residential Care) Regulations has been answered … Continue reading

Loan or investment?

The thorny subject of the informality that can occur with family arrangements involving loans and trusts and the resultant lack of accord when relationships sour is not new.  See Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a loan? The issue has arrisen again in the context of a statutory demand issued by the purported … Continue reading