1. Concerned J

    Concerned J Registered User

    Jun 15, 2014
    66
    London
    Today had to take Mum to a building society as she is having some building work done and needs to pay the builder. I had phoned and told them about Mums Alzheimers and that I would be accompanying her.
    However when we got there Mum couldn't sign her name (she simply printed it in capitals) and we were unable to complete the transaction.
    Is it time to activate POA? (It's registered and solicitor has original copy)
    Do we need a doctors declaration of loss of capacity?
    We have POA for finance and health registered
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,481
    Female
    London
    Yes I'd say it is! Make an appointment with the bank. You don't need a doctor's declaration unless that was a stipulation made in the LPA.
     
  3. Concerned J

    Concerned J Registered User

    Jun 15, 2014
    66
    London
    Thank you. I'll get the ball rolling on Monday
     
  4. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,354
    south-east London
    I may be wrong but I believe that the finance and property POA only requires it to be registered in order for it to be used, it does not need a declaration of incapacity to be made before using it. However, on the health and welfare POA, it can only be used once the donor has lost capacity.
     
  5. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

    May 9, 2012
    3,354
    south-east London
    Sorry, just realised I'd repeated advice already given :)
     

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