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Re: Shocked by letter for Interview Under Caution for ESA

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 pm
by bowlingbun
I am appointee for my son. His money goes into a separate account, and my name is on the card with Re M***. So his money is entirely separate from mine, although both in my name. Maybe the way forward for you?

Re: Shocked by letter for Interview Under Caution for ESA

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:05 pm
by Myforeverfriend
Hi both and thanks for your replies.
It was mentioned that I could become an appointee when I had a chat with someone from Carer uk, she had an info stand at the hospital I had an appointment so went over for a brief chat.
However when I discussed it with someone else she had recommended to me the lady said its quite a big thing to do as you have to assume all responsibility for the person regarding financial aspects and tbh it put me off. Plus I don't want mum to feel she is losing any independence and I know she would be reluctant to agree to that. On the other hand I need to ensure nothing like that happens again. I've heard of becoming a signatory but not sure about what that involves...keep meaning to get it sorted but so many other things crop up..like us all its hard to sort everything. Currently waiting for gp to get back re mums elevated digoxin level.
Thanks again for yr input.
Take care xx

Re: Shocked by letter for Interview Under Caution for ESA

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:26 pm
by bowlingbun
If you become DWP appointee, that means that you manage mum's benefits. Very simple to apply for.

This is very different from having Power of Attorney.

To become a signatory for mum's bank accounts, all you need to do is ask them for a "Third Party Mandate" for mum to complete.

Re: Shocked by letter for Interview Under Caution for ESA

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:51 pm
by leah_1902
bowlingbun wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 pm
I am appointee for my son. His money goes into a separate account, and my name is on the card with Re M***. So his money is entirely separate from mine, although both in my name. Maybe the way forward for you?
How does that work? I have opened a bank account for my son but I want him to be able to have a say. When he gets DLA, do I list him as the appointee or not?