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Attendance Allowance Application - which LPA(s) should I send in ?

kch

New member
Sep 22, 2019
2
Thank you all for your words of advice.

This afternoon I took a trip to my local (Bracknell) Job Centre Plus, and a very helpful chap made copies of both LPAs, stamped and signed them, for free.

He did not ask whether or not my mum had mental capacity, nor did he ask for ID.

These certified copies will be sent with the Attendance Allowance form.
 

Sirena

Registered User
Feb 27, 2018
2,240
Well done on getting it done so quickly.
Capacity wouldn't matter to Job Centre man, he was just certifying they were true copies. It will be the institutions you send the LPA to which may (or may not) question capacity.
 

Rosserk

Registered User
Jul 9, 2019
398
I put a reply to this on another thread - but basically, it isnt you that can make a certified copy, it has to be done by the donor - ie the person with dementia and only if they still have capacity.

I have also seen a thread by someone whose PWD still had capacity and they did this, but it was not accepted by some official bodies.
I managed to find a solicitor who will certify copies for ten pound a copy. I’m going to get three and keep the original safe. X
 

Bikerbeth

Registered User
Feb 11, 2019
1,409
Bedford
I put a reply to this on another thread - but basically, it isnt you that can make a certified copy, it has to be done by the donor - ie the person with dementia and only if they still have capacity.

I have also seen a thread by someone whose PWD still had capacity and they did this, but it was not accepted by some official bodies.
Mum (pwd) did certify her own LPA’s as specified on website and the letter that accompanied them so I am concerned to read they may not be valid. ( not tried to use them yet)
I just wondered what a solicitor does differently as I guess they do not write the wording out at the bottom of each page. Meanwhile I will try and find the other thread
Thank you
 

RosettaT

Registered User
Sep 9, 2018
495
Mid Lincs
Basically OH's is stamped on every page with the same wording plus solicitors name and business address, first page signed, subsequent pages initalled.
 

Sirena

Registered User
Feb 27, 2018
2,240
Mum (pwd) did certify her own LPA’s as specified on website and the letter that accompanied them so I am concerned to read they may not be valid. ( not tried to use them yet)
I just wondered what a solicitor does differently as I guess they do not write the wording out at the bottom of each page. Meanwhile I will try and find the other thread
Thank you
Hi, this is the thread.

https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/thr...by-financial-institution.115692/#post-1631026