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Power of Attorney........interesting points

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Hi Pet ... this one fits the bill ?

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... ey#p381297

Several over the years ... a search on the main forum page ... POWER OF ATTORNEY ... are revealed ... after some digging.
Pet66 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:33 am
I too go on about COP v POA. Started a thread with that title when I had to go down the court of Protection route. I'm sort of used to it now, case of having to be! My husband would be mortified.
Same here and agree its an absolute nightmare going the COP route, again to anyone else we can't emphasize strongly enough the need to avoid going this path by going POA while things aren't so bad.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
It's really important that EVERYONE has done a POA, and a will, not just the elderly, the infirm, but every adult.

You never know what life has in store. if something bad happens to me, I want someone who knows me to make decisions about my care, and my money, my life. Not a complete stranger.

A number of people have said to me "I will know when it's time to...." NO YOU WON'T.

How can you possibly know when you are going to have a car crash that will kill you?!

I survived a head on car crash. I always drove an Escort unless we were going to a steam rally. Then my husband drove his lorry and low loader with a steam engine on board, whilst I followed in his Range Rover towing our caravan.
After he died, the Rangie (as it was affectionately known) was unused for several months. I'd just filled my Escort with stuff for the tip, when I needed to go to Salisbury with a friend. I was going to empty my Escort, but my eldest son said "Why don't you take the Rangie, it would do it good to have a run out".
I did, and it saved my life, but it was written off in the crash, and so were my knees, which needed replacement.

So don't just think about POA and will for the oldest members of the family!
Hi BB Have you got Power of Attorney for M? When I started to care for A I was told I could not as he didn't have mental Capacity to agree to it. Last year at a review I was advised deputy ship. Last week at a review I was told to think about POA when I said he didn't have capacity she said that had all changed ?
Hi ,how do i go about getting a POA?
In the old days PoA was just a couple of sheets of paper, these days its half a rain forest. Pro-forma can be downloaded from reputable sites for a diy job or do one via a solicitor, or CAB.

I have PoA for mum in respect of Finance and also Health and Welfare, 2 separate PoAs and you need to do both.

I have found the Finance one very straight forward and it has been in place for over 10 years now and mum and I just worked out what she can do for herself and what I need to do for her.

The Health and Welfare one hasn't needed to be invoked until recently and I can only act for mum in if she is proven to lack capacity and this has turned into a big problem dealing with organisations such as social services who don't acknowledge that mum lacks capacity, in this way they can block me taking decisions for mum. That said, if you don't have a PoA you don't have a cat in hells change of standing up for your loved one.

Get PoA, don't forget you need 2 different ones.
Hi Lindi,
I'm not sure about whether M would be able to give his consent, I've been so busy trying to sort out his useless care providers, this has been put on hold, as I'm really struggling at the moment.
Hi Just seen your reply Sorry to hear you are struggling
david c wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Hi ,how do i go about getting a POA?
Go to the Govt website and its all very easy to read and costs about £80 for each part to complete online. There are two parts Health and Welfare and Property and Finance and tou can do one or the other or both, Its all explained. i was quoted over £1200 by three solicitors to do this so its a massive saving.

i have had to use it many times over the past couple of years.
Jane_180812345 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:29 am
I have completed our POA application on GOV.uk. It’s really easy to do and costs £82 for each one i.e financial and health and welfare. So we will be paying £320 instead of the £750 quoted by the solicitor. Hardly any printing involved and still official and registered.
I did this too Jane and it was dead easy.

Every place I have dealt with has insisted on seeing all the 15 original pages which is a pain but thats the same whether you do it through Govt site or solicitor. I send them Signed for and Insist they return them the same way.

Mums Insurance company recently assured me they would return them Signed For but failed to do so. I was horrified they just sent them ordinary 2nd class post. I wrote and complained and they sent me a cheque for £25.