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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. If financial assessment isn't completed, what happens?

    As the title says. What happens next?

    Started by fr0d0‎, 15-04-2015 08:15 AM
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  2. PoA and building

    Hi- Does anyone know if, after we have PoA, we can use my MIL's money to build an extension to our house for her to have a downstairs bedroom & bathroom? Or does the PoA prevent us in some way? Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPhone using Talking Point

    Started by Cinder‎, 16-04-2015 11:20 AM
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    Today, 07:38 AM
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  3. Quick question!

    Sorry, but brain is currently in overload together with an awful virus:( Can anyone jog my memory on the act which allows people with dementia/Alzheimer's or other mental impediment to be able to make their own decisions. Many thanks.

    Started by min88cat‎, Yesterday 07:24 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
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  4. Care funding generally and Section 117 of 1983 Mental Health Act

    I have some questions about the funding of residential care and would be grateful if anyone could answer these. 1) I have been reading about 117 of the mental health act and the duty of local authorities to pay for care. The quote is:- “Section 117 aftercare means that if a patient...

    Started by Emily M‎, 16-04-2015 10:57 AM
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  5. Avoiding probate

    I'm sorry to say that I have actively avoided doing financial dealings for as long as I possibly could. I have found the whole business of dealing with financial institutions, care homes, solicitors and the local authorities incredibly difficult. It's not that I am averse to numbers or banking,...

    Started by Soobee‎, Yesterday 04:00 PM
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    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
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  6. CHC awarded in Feb but carers still not paid

    My father was awarded CHC 2 months ago and the CCG told me they were contacting the care agency for invoices. They were duly invoiced but still have not paid anything. This is obviously unfair on the carers. Is this situation common? What should I do? Thanks for any advice.

    Started by missmarple‎, 16-04-2015 02:40 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
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  7. Can Mum sell Dads House??

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    Started by Jenni1970‎, 16-04-2015 10:41 PM
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  8. Retrospective claim for CH fees

    My late Husband was self funding for 26 weeks before he was awarded CHC at the end of Dec 2013. Of course, I put in a retrospective claim for the 6 months he paid. The CCG collected the very comprehensive records from the CH 9 months after the CHC was given:eek:This was after the CH Manager had...

    Started by LYN T‎, 16-04-2015 11:43 AM
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    16-04-2015, 08:10 PM
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  9. Safeguarding aunt's money - opinions on what to do please.

    The situation with my aunt is at the stage where she seems capable of getting out to the shops by herself, but is finding it difficult to deal with credit card transactions when paying for the goods. She lost her debit card a few weeks ago and I think she may now have lost the Visa card she has...

    Started by sinkhole‎, 14-04-2015 10:30 AM
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    16-04-2015, 02:44 PM
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  10. disregard on a property / family member going into full time care etc

    hello,. can any one give me some advice,.. i have been a full time carer for my mother from around 2005 / 2006 till the present day 2015 etc and also i gave care to my father for many, many years till he passed away in in april 2002,... i have lived at the property all my life and i have...

    Started by johnpaul83‎, 30-01-2015 12:25 AM
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    15-04-2015, 08:58 PM
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  11. LA no longer disregarding property

    My brother has always lived with my mum and he was her carer until she had to go into hospital and then a care home due to dementia. Her pension covered the care home cost as the LA made up the rest but a few days ago he was told by an assessor that they will no longer pay as they say they...

    Started by pete337‎, 29-03-2013 06:22 PM
    disregard, homeless, house, property
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    15-04-2015, 08:53 PM
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  12. lasting power of attorney queries

    I've received the lasting power of attorney forms and and just wondering if my husband can be my mother's signature witness? I'm trying to do them myself to try and save some money. That shouldn't be an issue I know but unfortunately it is. As I'm not local to my mother I would like to get the...

    Started by smailes‎, 25-07-2014 09:01 AM
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    15-04-2015, 07:33 PM
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  13. completing COP forms

    My uncle and aunt have been in a care home since September after he had a stroke. She has dementia which he had got very good at disguising. The care home bills are unpaid and are mounting up!!! I got the LPA paperwork done on his behalf but when I approached his bank to ask for access to their...

    Started by SteveElliott‎, 15-04-2015 12:04 PM
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    15-04-2015, 06:40 PM
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  14. Cash shares or leave invested?

    Hi I am a CoP Deputy for the finances of my dad who is in care home following a significant stroke over a year ago. I am sorting out his various bank accounts that he seems to have collected and I'm now thinking about some shares he has in about 8 companies a total of about £8,000. I have...

    Started by And247‎, 15-04-2015 12:28 PM
    dividends, shares
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    15-04-2015, 03:34 PM
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  15. My first post - scared about forthcoming CHC meeting

    Hi, Just wanted some advice. My mum is an advanced complex (multiple) dementia sufferer in her 80s. She has severe cognition and communication problems (but can speak), she can't mobilise without injury and needs hoisting by 2 carers with specialist equipment. She had hip replacement in July and...

    Started by Orangeley‎, 31-03-2015 07:31 PM
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    15-04-2015, 09:36 AM
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  16. Power of Attorney dispute - cannot continue with this

    I am in a nightmare situation. I have joint power of attorney with my brother - but he is telling lies and acting unreasonably. We even had a mediation meeting with our solicitor - but he lied in that meeting. It's impossible to have reasonable discussions about the very important decisions we are...

    Started by kkoo‎, 13-04-2015 09:50 PM
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    13-04-2015, 10:55 PM
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  17. Advice needed for safeguarding meeting tomorrow...

    Hi Not sure if I am in the right forum, but here goes. Mum is in a residential care home. She "escaped" (their word) a few weeks ago and managed to hotfoot about two miles down the road before the police caught up with her. Social services have arranged a safeguarding meeting for tomorrow,...

    Started by Plum1108‎, 13-04-2015 10:28 AM
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    13-04-2015, 07:41 PM
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  18. Red face Motability contract

    Hello lovely people, this is my first post of what I think will be many so I apologize in advance! Has anyone here ever tried to cancel a Motability contract? My Dad feels he doesn't need his car and it was all arranged by my mother. They are estranged and have been for many years although still...

    Started by Forkhandles‎, 13-04-2015 11:09 AM
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    13-04-2015, 04:03 PM
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  19. LA funding... would they move her?

    Another query on behalf of my friends family. After a fall in 2013, the grandmother has been in a care home local to one of her daughters. She owns her home which is inhabited by her granddaughter and should be classed as disregarded due to the granddaughter being disabled. Her savings have dropped...

    Started by Argon‎, 06-04-2015 12:29 PM
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    13-04-2015, 01:57 PM
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  20. continuing care fees and costs

    hi we are just becoming aware of this potential nightmare of Continuing Health Care fees. Some background first, my father suffers from vascular dementia and is just now transitioning from residential EMI to Nursing EMI. The decline seem to be fairly rapid. We understand at some point that...

    Started by iggypop37‎, 29-03-2015 12:37 PM
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  21. Question CHC Funding

    Hi hope someone can offer me some advice on CHC funding and choices of care, My Mother has Lewy Body Dementia and is currently in hospital as she fell and broke her arm, her condition has deteriated & she is no longer mobile & very confused. She is due a full assessment this week but I am extremely...

    Started by j2o‎, 12-04-2015 01:57 PM
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    12-04-2015, 04:23 PM
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  22. carers allowance

    my mother has altzeimers, my sister (who lives with her) does not work and looks after her 24 hours a day. she claims carers allowance and my mother has state pension also. We as a family all take turns in helping out to look after her for a few hours. now my sister feels she cant do this anymore...

    Started by nassy‎, 10-04-2015 11:48 AM
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  23. COP Deputy Order Recived Today

    I today received the COP order appointing me as my mother's deputy. My mother has a number of different accounts with Halifax including a current account that she jointly holds with me. I assume my first step is to register the deputyship with Halifax? I can't find any information about...

    Started by Mark H‎, 31-03-2015 09:24 PM
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    10-04-2015, 10:51 AM
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  24. Remission on deputyship fees

    Hi, does anyone know whether attendance allowance counts towards income for purposes of qualifying for for remission on COP assessment and supervision fees? Without including it mum is well under the £12000 income limit pa. If included it tips it over by about £100. Many thanks.

    Started by carer21‎, 08-04-2015 07:19 AM
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    09-04-2015, 06:37 AM
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  25. Appointee of benefits - useful information and telephone number

    I requested information about Power of Attorney a little while ago and got some very helpful replies from other members. However, I thought it is worth sharing this useful information I have just received about being an Appointee of Benefits on a separate post. The situation is as follows. My...

    Started by Emily M‎, 08-04-2015 05:48 PM
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    08-04-2015, 08:58 PM
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