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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Live Q&A in our chat room this Thursday: paying for residential care and NHSCC

    This Thursday, 13th March we'll be running a live Question and Answer session on paying for residential care and NHS continuing care, with Alzheimer’s Society Information Officer, Tina. The session will be run from 12 - 1pm, and everyone who has a question about one of these topics is very...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 11-03-2014 03:36 PM
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  2. 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. Best Way To Pay Care Home Top-Up?

    My mom has gone into a CH. It's a very good place. She's getting mostly LA funding with a small top-up needing to be paid. I've now been sent a standing order form. What's the best way to set up payments? We haev not got a PofA or Deputyship set up yet. Would it be best at present to just...

    Started by Snapshot‎, 14-04-2014 07:09 AM
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  2. Time to go to solicitors

    Omg my mum is middle stage dementia.my dad and me are going to sort out power of attorney on Monday ,I feel very vulnerable ,what should we expect ? Dad wants to take mum off the mortgage ,and appoint me as the power,as I'm the only child.

    Started by Kate and jack‎, 23-04-2014 09:56 PM
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  3. Question regarding means testing

    Hi, Just looking for some general advice regarding means testings. My father is in a care home and my mother is still residing in the martial home. When my father is means tested to see how much he has to contribute to his care home fees it is my understanding that the marital home is not...

    Started by Jimbob1208‎, Yesterday 02:30 PM
    funding, income, means test
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
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  4. Legal entitlement to view bank statements

    Well, as expected, the other invisible has reared its head after hubbie (as executor of his mum's estate) has distributed what was left of her bank account. I don't think they realise that she was not a wealthy lady, she had pension credits to bump up her income before going into the NH and...

    Started by min88cat‎, Yesterday 02:37 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
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  5. Financial help ?

    hello, i have already posted here, http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?69065-Memory-tests-are-low-but-still-no-diagnosis my husband, has not yet been diagnosed with demetia, but the neurologist has told me it is highly likely to be, and is awaiting a final test to confirm his...

    Started by Nick6406‎, Yesterday 03:04 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
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  6. LPA - problems reaching agreements

    Hi there, I have only posted once but read TP most days as I find it comforting to realise there are other people with advice out there that can help me. My brother and I have joint not severally LPA for both financial and welfare. My Mum who has Dementia lives full time with my husband and I in...

    Started by Aussiesheila‎, Yesterday 04:04 AM
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
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  7. Unhappy Client financial services to go for order of the court??

    Hi all, Firstly I am new to this and completely in a lost world with this as most of us are when faced with this situation. I have an 87 year old mum who 10 weeks ago fell from bed shattering her left phema and left wrist, after having operations on both injuries and spending 6 weeks in...

    Started by Bornslippy‎, Yesterday 09:22 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
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  8. Help!! Advice needed !!

    Hi, clip note version is that my Dad has advanced alzheimers and my Aunt has Court of protection over my Dads money, we couldn't afford to get the legal side of it done at the time so my Aunt offered to take charge of it, I have never seen the order and have in the past requested statements but...

    Started by Daisy01‎, 23-04-2014 02:01 PM
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    23-04-2014, 07:05 PM
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  9. Independent Review Panel

    Hi all, My husband and I have been fighting our local health authority for the last five years to get them to fund continuing care allowance that has been paid. We are now at the stage where we are going to the Independent Review panel for a decision. Does anyone have any advice they can offer...

    Started by christchurch241‎, 23-04-2014 06:38 PM
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    23-04-2014, 06:38 PM
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  10. Current poa registration timescale

    In case you are just about to apply, we posted health and finance for dad on 18th January and have received them today 4th April, gives you a rough idea of how long it is currently taking for processing.:)

    Started by love.dad.but..‎, 04-04-2014 01:08 PM
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    23-04-2014, 11:06 AM
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  11. occupational pension

    I've read lots of posts about the wife being able to keep 50% of any occupational pension, but how is this actually worked out? Is it 50% of the gross amount or the net amount? Is tax paid twice, once by the husband and then again by the wife? I know one of you wise people will know the answer,...

    Started by Early riser‎, 22-04-2014 08:23 PM
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  12. Read your parents' wills!

    I discovered to my horror today that my Dad's will has Mum as sole executrix, unless she is dead when I and my siblings become executors. My Mum has dementia. She always led me to believe that I and my siblings were executors and I never checked the will. We are seeing the solicitor next week...

    Started by Owly‎, 08-04-2014 06:23 PM
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    23-04-2014, 09:43 AM
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  13. Question Will my Mum , going into a home, lose her her........

    Pension. Attendence Allowence. And my Dad's works Pension that she gets. ??. I'm thinking "Of Course" but thought i'd ask anyway.

    Started by worriedson1‎, 20-04-2014 11:21 PM
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  14. Councill has told me to rent out bungalow to pay my step mother's care home fees

    I am wondering if anybody has experience of this?. My parents owned their bungalow on a tenants in common basis and my mother left me her half. Dad got married again and willed his half of the bungalow to me on the proviso I let my step mother stay in it until she passed away or entered care. Dad...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 12-04-2014 02:27 PM
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  15. Re-admission under Section 2 - impact on S117 funding

    Briefly for now - having been sectioned under Section 2 then Section 3 last year Dad moved into Care home last November with funding under S117. (As an aside Dad is in N East whilst myself and brother who are next of kin and Joint & Several POAs are based in south) In last few days his state...

    Started by PaulC10‎, 20-04-2014 06:02 PM
    funding, readmission, s117, section 2
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    22-04-2014, 12:55 AM
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  16. New joint account.....

    When Mum's LPA comes through, I'm thinking of taking her to open a new joint account, with me, (her main account is already joint with me) one with no direct debits or standing orders on it, a sort of 'pocket money account' and keeping it topped up with money from her main account, but with never...

    Started by piph‎, 11-04-2014 03:19 PM
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    21-04-2014, 03:43 PM
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  17. Making an insurance claim as an attorney

    Mum has gone to live in a care home. While getting the house ready for sale, the local trustworthy builder has pointed out that the house has got subsidence. i understand Mum may be able to claim for this on insurance, but she doesn't have the mental capacity to do that. if I have Poa, will I be...

    Started by Raggedrobin‎, 19-04-2014 12:11 AM
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    21-04-2014, 02:40 PM
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  18. Benefits

    When mum lived at home she had housing benefit and council tax benefit. I wasn't involved in her finances for part of this time but from what I can gather she had these benefits because of her income. Her only income was her state pension and pension credit (she had guaranteed pension credit). She...

    Started by Anongirl‎, 19-04-2014 10:39 PM
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    20-04-2014, 08:16 PM
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  19. Banks....is this right that I'm not allowed a card to act for Mum?

    I registered my Mum's POA with the PGO so after much ado (which I won't bore you with) I had an appointment at HSBC. I spend 45 minutes for them to photocopy 9 sheets of paper and left the appointment with her saying you'll hear something in 2 weeks. 2 weeks passed, nothing so I called 2 days...

    Started by gillybean‎, 17-04-2014 11:14 AM
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  20. Council tax refund Thank you

    Thank you to whoever it was that noted in a thread a couple of weeks back that ad sufferers can claim council tax exemption. I was completely unaware of this but within a couple of weeks my dad has had this year's bill quashed and a refund cheque for 766 from last year has just been posted...

    Started by 2197alexandra‎, 19-04-2014 11:59 AM
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  21. Financial assessment

    Hi all...I was wondering if anybody has had a financial assessment by social services? Is it right that they want to know what I have in the bank? This is an assessment of my mother's finances? I welcome all comments :)

    Started by zoob‎, 14-04-2014 10:12 PM
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  22. Support at home - councils and differences

    Are most councils like this? Refuse to do a needs assessment until you're at the £23.5 K stage then if they do pay, ask you to move to a cheaper care provider then having to get used to new carers who may not be reliable or as good as previously? Also no funding/financial help at all until you...

    Started by gillybean‎, 16-04-2014 05:01 PM
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    17-04-2014, 01:29 PM
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  23. Money worries

    My dads financial assessment has just been dealt with & today I received a breakdown of their calculations. It states that my dad has to make a weekly contribution of £324.98 per week plus we have to pay the £75 per week top up fee. Too say I am shell shocked would be an understatement! I was...

    Started by claire43‎, 10-04-2014 10:47 PM
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  24. POA care from a distance

    Morning all, My brother is at present occupying a bed in a mental health unit; he shouldn't be there but no other beds were available. He's due to move into a care home any time soon. Social services want my sister and I to arrange POA so that we can pay his bills and sell his home to pay for his...

    Started by Lainey 127‎, 15-04-2014 06:17 AM
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    16-04-2014, 11:49 AM
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  25. Sale of property

    Hi, I have been appointed Lasting Power of Attorney and wish to sells my mother and fathers property who are now in care. Am I able to sell the property for less than the asking price? I would like to sell before winter comes back around and obviously the emotional attachment to the...

    Started by cc2468‎, 13-04-2014 10:14 PM
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    15-04-2014, 05:50 PM
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