Lasting power of attourny and legal rights

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by Lynne3, May 13, 2015.

  1. Lynne3

    Lynne3 Registered User

    May 13, 2015
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    Hi mum went into a care home 2 years ago she has dementia , I have a lasting power of attourney is it legal to use money from mums account if she says we can even though a P O A is in place. Thanks
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    North Manchester
    If she has capacity to make the decision, yes.

    Even more of a 'yes' if it is for her benefit.

    It also depends on the amount of money and her financial situation.
     
  3. Lynne3

    Lynne3 Registered User

    May 13, 2015
    4
    She has quite a sum of money ,she has not got the capacity to make decisions. But I do not know what rights I have got or how much money can be taken out of her account I want to do everything legall. Hope I have posted this right
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    North Manchester
    If the money is indisputably for her benefit, no problem.

    If it is for something that you are convinced she would agree with, eg she had done it in the past, no problem with the OPG but the LA may not agree if her funds reduce to the upper limit.
     
  5. Lynne3

    Lynne3 Registered User

    May 13, 2015
    4
    Thanks
     

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