My father died suddenly last year and I had to employ a live carer to look after my mother who has Alz. The arrangement lasted until January when my mother had to move into a care home as a self funder. As my mother did have an LPA I applied to the COP of protection to be appointed a deputy & I heard this week that the deputyship has been granted. Since August I've been paying for all my mother's care & housing costs out of my own funds. My father dealt with all such matters and when he died I was left with no access to my mother's accounts. I did ask phone the OPG a few months ago and they said when the deputyship has been granted I'd be able to claim these payments back. However, I can't see this writing down anyway. Has anyone got any experience of claiming back costs that predate the start date of the deputyship?