Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009

18.

Payment of ancillary State support.

18.— (1) Where a person and, in the case of a couple, a person and his or her partner, request payment of ancillary State support, the Executive may make such payment of ancillary State support in respect of the person concerned—

( a) in the case of care services falling within paragraph (a) (i) of the definition of “long-term residential care services”, by the transfer by the Executive of the appropriate amount of ancillary State support to the relevant facility,

( b) in the case of care services falling within paragraph (a)(ii) of the definition of “long-term residential care services”, by the payment by the Executive of the appropriate amount of ancillary State support to the proprietor of the approved nursing home in which the person resides and is being maintained.

(2) The Executive shall keep records and accounts relating to payments made under this section.

(3) Where ancillary State support is paid to or on behalf of a person in relation to different chargeable assets, it shall be recorded by the Executive in a manner which identifies separately the amount of ancillary State support advanced in respect of each chargeable asset.