Hi Nitram,"...I am not sure mum has a LPA. We have one where me and mum sister take over, but not really sure...."
If your mum as donor has made an LPA appointing your and your mum's sister as attorneys you should register it now if you have not already done so, you can register it while your mum is capable but you need not use it.
The important thing to remember is that it takes around 3 months for registration.
My Mum was first in residential care and then in nursing care and was self-funding throughout. I had PoA for her (the Enduring kind, not the current LPA) and dealt with all the finances.Also, if someone is in care and self-funding, they do retain some of their income (about £20 a week as I recall). This may be used for any purpose they wish - the giving of gifts is an obvious one.
"... Is mum able to give me and my sister and husbands, birthday gifts - i.e. cash or cheque?..."
"Can my attorney give gifts on my behalf?
Unless you make a restriction stating otherwise, your
attorney(s) will be able to give (limited) gifts on your
• to charitable organisations
• to relatives, very close friends and any attorney name
in your LPA who is a relative or very close friend
• on birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc. when you
would usually give gifts
• of a value that is appropriate to your assets.
You cannot authorise any gifts which would exceed the
attorney’s statutory power."
Who are you concerned about the OPG or LA?hi i was wondering if i could use some of my husbands money as well as my own for repairs on the house such as new radiators etc. afterall he still owns half milly
IAny home which restricts a resident to £20 a week of their own money needs to be looked at very hard indeed! Usually residents are advised not to have significant amounts of cash with them -
There seems to be some confusion in the above posts. The £22.60 is an amount allowed by the Local Authority - not the government - when the resident is in receipt of contributions by the LA. It is intended for necessary requirements e.g. toiletries etc. It has no bearing on the amount used by a self-funder for relatives' birthday presents etc. I can't see that it has any relevance for a self-funded resident either.was informed by the home manager that once in a home a resident is only allowed a weekly expenditure allowance of £22.20 by the government