Hi I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping someone may be able to help.
My mum is 92 & has Alzheimer's. She has been in nursing care for 2 years now. Dad passed away last March so I've been left sorting all the finances & legal stuff out.
I applied to the Court of Protection for Deputyship which I have been given. But a clause in my Deputyship order states I cannot sell my mother's property. I questioned this with my Office of Public Guardian worker & was told I just needed to fill out a form. I received the forms from the Court of Protection & it now appears that I also have to apply to be a Trustee in order to sell the property (and pay yet another £400 court fee). Has anyone else come across these same issues?
Also I supplied the local authority with a copy of my Deputyship order & they are now saying my mum should have been self-funding since my dad died as she now has the asset of the property. They say I can claim Attendance Allowance in order to help out, but I can't claim back payments of this from last March so will be way out of pocket. Is there anything I can do about this?
All I seem to do these days is try to sort paperwork & finances out but I'm sure others must feel the same?