I applied for a financial assessment in November 2014, as my mum had reached the 23,250 threshold, and it has taken until now to get the council's attention during which time I've spent another 3 months worth of her money (10k) waiting for an appointment. That appointment is now cancelled due to a visitor quarantine because of sickness at the care home, and I can't get another appointment for several weeks. She has also recently been moved from dementia care to nursing care as she is in the advanced stages now. In desperation, and in an attempt to at least preserve enough money for her final expenses, I have cancelled the standing order to the care home this week, pending the financial assessment, but wondered what the consequences of cancelling the payment to the care home will be in the meantime? Has anyone else been in a similar situation?