I act as an Appointee for a friend who is said to have dementia (although it's debatable, in my view, as I've known her for years and she is very with it!), but she has been diagnosed at the Dr's, all the same. Anyway, I draw her Benefits for her every week and any other monies, as she requests. The Social Worker has asked for the last three months' bank statements. I queried it and said that I felt that she didn't trust me. She denied that that was the case, of course and said that she wanted to see the statements just out of professional curiosity - professional curiosity were the actual words she used. I think that that is a lame excuse and that really I am right. I'm now curious as to whether the Social Worker has the right to demand my friend's last three month's bank statements, randomly, like that (I've agreed to send them, by the way) or does she need a better excuse? She has recently been round to do a new assessment for the year, but the last time Social Services did that, the Social Worker only asked for six weeks bank statements for the assessment. What's your opinion please?