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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please read: Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum

    Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum. This forum is for people who wish to share their experiences in relation to financial and legal issues. Please note: Talking Point is a place for peer support and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should consult...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 24-10-2011 11:54 AM
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  1. deceased debts

    Can you help with some advice regarding my late dad's estate please? Probate has been granted & his only asset was his house which he left to DH & I. It is now in our joint names as per his will. We were also both the executors. However the person who lives at dad's old address has just phones to...

    Started by treecol‎, Yesterday 09:52 PM
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  2. Worried about the house !

    Hi All, I am sure that some of you have been in a similar position so i would like an idea of how you handled it please ? My mum has had a sudden decline and now is in middle stage Vascular dementia. I had booked her into respite some weeks ago to give us and her a break before Christmas. The...

    Started by Pepper&Spice‎, Yesterday 06:36 PM
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  3. Life assurance used for nursing fees please advise?

    Hello can anyone help i feel like i am going mad? after dealing with a family friends finances who sadly passed away in april (my husband is executor) it was found social services had cashed in the life assurance policy to pay towards nursing care fees as he was self funding. I discovered here that...

    Started by Nickydonut‎, Today 08:37 PM
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  4. Care funding

    Hi, I feel that the time will come when I need to place my husband into care. We have a joint bank account and individual savings attached to it. What would be the position when the time comes, if I was to transfer his savings via the current account into my savings? We have both worked hard all...

    Started by moggies‎, Yesterday 08:29 PM
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  5. Lpa

    Hello all, I am new to this forum and also very new to my husband being diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia. It is early days yet and events have started to move along with support teams being in touch etc. Can I ask anyone out there about their experiences with LPA. I have now been...

    Started by deita2‎, 12-11-2014 07:02 PM
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  6. CHC checklist has been completed- what next?

    Hello all. Last week the social worker and a member of Dad's dementia team came round to Dad's house to do the checklist. I found them both to be reasonably supportive and fair, but of course they will not be making the final decision. It was definitely helpful that I had read the governement's...

    Started by missmarple‎, 15-12-2014 02:29 PM
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  7. A question

    We finally had the financial assessment on 20th November, I didnt have all the info they needed so had to get up to date balances on mum's accounts, I finally found out she has seven different accounts!! Her care is now paid for since early September as she is under section 117, and awaiting a...

    Started by Cathy67‎, 13-12-2014 01:52 AM
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  8. CHC Appeal Resolution Mtg today.

    Hello everyone, Having a resolution meeting this morning with the local CCG. This after over twelve months of utter rubbish. Have been ignored, misinformed and lied to. Several meetings have been postponed at the last minute. I have been messed around so much. I have everything written...

    Started by leedsfan‎, 11-12-2014 07:12 AM
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  9. Care Records

    Can anyone tell me, after her death this year, to whom do my wife's care records belong (Currently held by the care agency)?

    Started by yorkieinlincs‎, Yesterday 02:47 AM
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  10. Did I just sign up to something ?

    We managed to get mum into the home we wanted.....great, however I'm worried I have signed up to something without understanding. The social worker told me there was a top up, she explained this to mean that my mum has her contribution to make, LA make up the rest and then mum also has an...

    Started by yorkshirerosie‎, 09-12-2014 11:01 PM
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  11. Council Tax Exemption

    Hi My mum has early stage Alzheimer's and I take care of her on a day to day basis and take care of all of her paper work. I've read on the Council's website that customers who are classed as mentally impaired which includes Alzheimer's, are entitled to an exemption from their Council Tax. ...

    Started by scousemouse9536‎, 11-12-2014 10:27 AM
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    16-12-2014, 10:04 AM
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  12. A friend of a friend said what the care home did is classed as theft

    Recently my Father passed away and I explained in previous post that the local authority were holding dads money as I applied for probate. I asked for a break down of the funeral bill. I feel the care home have taken advantage to be honest. They offered to arrange the funeral as I had no...

    Started by Ladywriter1968‎, 11-12-2014 09:12 PM
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  13. Advice Please

    Hi My dad is caring for my mum who has had alzheimers for the last 9 years and the decision has been made for my mum to go into a care. My mum would be self funding for 3/4 months my dad would like to know after that can attendance allowance be used to top up the fee the local authority pay.? ...

    Started by alielbutterfly‎, 14-12-2014 07:03 PM
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    15-12-2014, 05:04 PM
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  14. Has Anyone got advice?

    My dad has failing memory and remembers many things but not always. About 2 years ago my brother said he wanted to get a POA over dad as his wife (a professional) was not happy holding all financial/legal documents pertaining to dad. As she was a professional, dad had asked her to look after these...

    Started by Jules Rocca‎, 13-12-2014 02:36 PM
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  15. Can anyone explain what is 'DOLS'.

    My mother has been in a Care Home now for the last five years with AZ (now severe). I am her Deputy for Finance but not Welfare. Everything is running smoothly re: payments with council etc, etc. Out of the blue I have just received a telephone call from apparently my mother's social worker (first...

    Started by wazzer‎, 24-11-2014 05:20 PM
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  16. 200 miles extra per week to take Mum to day care, one to one, social services costs

    Hi all, My Mum's admin is almost as stressful as looking after her. In my county there are 4 day care centres who have batted my Mum away as she is too energetic and needs one to one care. Shes been through them all in the last 6 months. There is one place in my county that offers this...

    Started by jimbosmith‎, 12-12-2014 04:57 PM
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  17. Access to cash once EPA registered with bank

    Hello all writing this after a sleepless night, and many months of frustration. Briefly, I am next of kin to my elderly aunt, who has recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia. I live in a different part of the country to her, but she has no one else to support her locally (although she has...

    Started by her majesty‎, 10-12-2014 07:29 AM
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    10-12-2014, 11:28 PM
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  18. Really worried about Nana :(

    Hello, I'm new here, I've been reading posts for a little while now but events regarding my nana this week have led me to post. I apologise this is long, I'm just getting it all out. :o To cut a long story short, after a few trips to the hospital over the past few months my nana was diagnosed...

    Started by aeg85‎, 10-12-2014 03:32 PM
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  19. Really worried about family member

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    Started by phalaenopsis‎, 09-12-2014 12:21 AM
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  20. Doctors Incintivised 55 pounds for Dementia Diagnosis

    Hey all, Wanted to get a general consensus on every ones opinion as to the new incentive given to general practitioners to motivate more dementia diagnosis. I feel that it is really good that doctors will start measuring brain health and looking more closely at cognitive function. However to...

    Started by Curtis‎, 08-12-2014 04:32 PM
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  21. I need an explanation as to why my mum died

    My mum had vascular dementia and lived quite happily in her care home for over 3 years . There were a few issues that settled after we brought them to the attention of senior staff . In the last 6 months my mum had taken to eating strange things, mainly tissue paper and ( please don't read on if...

    Started by Confuse‎, 08-12-2014 02:06 PM
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  22. Council Tax

    Thanks to seeing a mention on here about Council Tax reductions on the Forum and having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in July I downloaded the relevant form from the council website in early October and sent it off with the other requested information ie the proof of DLA (been on higher rate care...

    Started by rawdonlad‎, 05-12-2014 03:57 PM
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    09-12-2014, 11:14 PM
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  23. Can we sack the solicitor?

    OH and I are now my mother's legal guardians. We have both financial and welfare Guardianship (the Scottish equivalent of Deputyship). My parents' solicitor (Solicitor A) retired some 5 years after my father's death and sold her legal practice to another firm of solicitors. This firm (Solicitor...

    Started by Katrine‎, 08-12-2014 08:55 PM
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  24. phone line still connected

    Hello, I wonder if you could help me on this? My Mum moved into a nursing home in March this year. She'd lived alone in my house for 25 years while I lived with my partner in his house. I was her main carer until her advancing dementia and health needs meant she needed full time care. All of Mum's...

    Started by Lydiajames‎, 08-12-2014 08:42 PM
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  25. Civil Penalty Fine

    I am furious ! Dad was in and out of respite care at the beginning of this year. Then into a Care Home then sectioned and admitted to hospital then into a Nursing Home on CHC funding. Whilst he was in and out of the Care Homes I had no idea if he was self funding or not as the LA didn't...

    Started by Not so Rosy‎, 08-12-2014 05:23 PM
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    08-12-2014, 11:41 PM
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