Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009

14.

Calculation of amount of State support.

14.— (1) The amount of State support payable in respect of a person under the Scheme shall be expressed as a weekly amount and shall be determined on the basis of the assessed weekly means determined in accordance with sections 10 and 11 and by applying the equation:

S = T - M

where—

S is the weekly amount of State support,

T is the total weekly cost of the care services provided to the person concerned, and

M is the assessed weekly means of the person.

(2) Where, in the application of the equation specified in subsection (1) , M is an amount equal to or greater than T, then S shall be taken to be a nil amount.