We (my sister and I) hold a joint and severally EPA for mum. I deal with all the finances. Mum is in a CH and is self funding. If the time ever came to go to the CP. There is no way on earth that either my sister or myself could afford to pay any of my mother's expenses or fees, we are both pensioners on the basic pension. The posts I have read here are indicating that initially the family is supposed to pay out until the Court gets its act together! Am I reading that correctly. Mother has plenty of savings and a house to sell when the time comes. At the moment this covers her fees and day to day expenses including the running of the house which she still owns. Surely I cannot be alone here. Can someone in the know let me know please, it is quite worrying. As I say they would have to whistle if they were wanting any of us to pay Mums fees when she has all that money in the bank to pay anyway. Surely that cannot be how it is?