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The top six things you need to know about deputyship

The top six things you need to know about deputyship

Deputyship is not a straightforward process and often requires the assistance of a legal expert.

A surprisingly large number of people assume that when they can’t make decisions for themselves, their spouse or children will automatically have the power to access their bank accounts, pay bills, sell the house to pay for care, plus making important decisions about their health and care. Unfortunately, it is not the case.

The laws on who can make decisions for you (in the event that you lack mental capacity to do so yourself) are clear – only your appointed people (known as your ‘attorneys’) stated in the lasting power of attorney documents can help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. Despite the name, your attorneys do not have to be part of the legal profession – they can be your spouse, a trusted family member, a caring lifelong friend, and/or your adult child.

In the event that you haven’t yet appointed an attorney, then your spouse or a relative has to apply to become your deputy if you lack mental capacity. For instance, you have had an accidental slip and suffered a serious brain injury, or you have dementia and the disease is getting worse and affecting your ability to make decisions.

In this article, our protection of the elderly legal team looks at deputyship and the top six things you need to know about deputyship and how it differs from a lasting power of attorney.

1. Deputyship is authorised by the Court of Protection

Contrary to a lasting power of attorney, a deputy can only be authorised by the Court of Protection. When a loved one cannot make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made, and the person has not appointed an attorney, then their spouse or a relative has to apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy.

The Court of Protection will review the case and give the deputy a court order which spells out what the deputy can or cannot do. For instance, the deputy must consider the level of mental capacity (of the person you’re a deputy for) every time you make a decision for them. It will be wrong to assume that the mental capacity is the same at all times and for all kinds of things, according to the Court of Protection.

When it comes to decision making, guidance for all deputies include:

  • Make sure it is in the person’s (whom you’re a deputy for) best interests.
  • Consider what they have done in the past.
  • Apply a high standard of care; this might mean involving other people, for example getting advice from relatives and professionals like doctors.
  • Do everything you can to help the other person understand the decision, for example, explain what is going to happen with the help of pictures or sign language.
  • Add the decisions to your annual report.

2. Two types of deputy

Similar to a lasting power of attorney, there are two types of deputy:

  • A property and financial affairs deputy can access your bank accounts, manage bills, and sell your property to pay for care.
  • A personal welfare deputy makes decisions about your medical treatment and how you should be looked after.

The court can appoint two or more deputies for the same person, or there could be more than one deputy. If there are multiple deputies, they must tell the court how the decisions will be made (either joint deputyship or jointly and severally).

Having said that, the court will usually only appoint a personal welfare deputy if:

  • There is doubt whether decisions will be made in someone’s best interests, for example when family members disagree about care.
  • Someone needs to be appointed to make decisions about a specific issue over time, for example where someone will live.

3. The application process is long

Appointing a lasting power of attorney usually takes between 8 to 10 weeks to register an LPA if there are no mistakes in the application. On the other hand, the application process to become a deputy often takes more than 3 months.

There are also several forms involved, including:

  • The main application form
  • Assessment of capacity
  • Supporting information for property and affairs if it is relevant
  • Supporting information for personal welfare if it is relevant
  • Deputy’s declaration

The declaration will outline your circumstances and include details of the
responsibilities and duties you as a deputy must carry out. You must prove to the Court of Protection that you have the skills, knowledge and commitment to carry them out. You must also assure them that there is nothing that might make your appointment inappropriate – for example, you are not bankrupt and do not suffer from poor health.

In addition, once applied, there is a 14-day wait to see if anyone else objects you as the deputy. For a personal welfare deputy, be prepared for a hearing so the court can get more information.

Because the process is long, there are situations when you need to make an emergency application. For instance:

  • The person needs urgent medical treatment
  • The person is about to be removed from the place they are living unless an intervention takes place
  • To execute a statutory Will or important financial transaction because the person is expected to die soon

4. Deputyship is costly

When it comes to deputyship, there are several fees to pay.

  • The application fee for each type of deputyship is £365 (or £730 for both types).
  • If the court decides your case needs a hearing, add £485 on top.
  • A £100 assessment fee for each new deputy.

Subsequently, after a deputy is appointed by the court, there is an annual supervision fee depending on what level of supervision your deputyship needs. In general:

  • £320 for general supervision.
  • £35 for minimal supervision – this applies to some property and affairs deputies managing a budget which is less than £21,000.

For a property and affairs deputy, there is also a security bond involved. The aim of the bond is to make sure that the deputy doesn’t misuse the money whom he/she is a deputy for. The amount of the security bond depends on:

  • The value of the estate of the person one is a deputy for
  • How much of their estate the deputy controls

As you can see, becoming a deputy is a costly exercise. On the other hand, if you have appointed a lasting power of attorney, the LPA registration process would only set you back £82 for each type of LPA (or £164 to register both types of LPA).

5. A report must be summited each year

A deputy must write a report each year explaining the decisions they have made as a deputy. If the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) needs additional information, the deputy will be required to write more reports.

The main report must include:

  • The reasons why decisions are made, like why they were in the best interests of the person you’re a deputy for.
  • Individuals you have spoken to and why what they said was in the person’s best interests.
  • For a property and financial deputy, information about the finances of the person you’re a deputy for must be included.

6. A deputy is likely to need the help of a solicitor

The process of becoming a deputy is long and costly, and the subsequent legal requirements like security bond, manage a Court Funds Office account, and report writing are also complex. More crucially, this happens at a time when the person you want to be a deputy for cannot make decisions for themselves. It is painful to know that you aren’t able to help the person immediately unless the Court of Protection has approved your application, or unless you have made an emergency application.

To make sure that the application goes through without a hitch and the subsequent requirements are handled carefully, most families turn to an experienced solicitor like us for assistance. Our solicitors for the elderly have been assisting families in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to plan and safeguard their interests. Contact us today to kick-start a conversation on how we can assist you and your loved ones.

Plan for the future with a lasting power of attorney instead

Deputyship has pitfalls, as illustrated by the points above. To save your loved ones from going through the deputyship process, you can start appointing two lasting power of attorneys (LPA) instead – one for property and financial affairs and another one for health and welfare.

Once your LPAs are registered, you will have peace of mind in knowing that they are legally appointed and trusted individuals who can safeguard and protect your interests. Should an unfortunate event happen later, your spouse, children and relatives do not have to face the complications of a deputyship application nor manage the ongoing legal requirements.

Making an LPA application is easy if you have one of our solicitors working with you. Otherwise, mistakes in the application will see the Office of the Public Guardian rejecting your application, costing you time and money.

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Protect your loved ones with dementia from financial abuse

Protect your loved ones with dementia from financial abuse

Dementia patients are some of the most at-risk individuals for financial abuse. However, there are several steps you can take to ensure your family member’s safety.

According to the Alzheimer’s society, 850,000 people have dementia in the UK today and that number is expected to rise to 1 million by 2025. The chances of getting dementia for over 65-year olds are about 1 in 14. When the disease progresses, it can be hard to watch our loved one slip away, gradually losing the ability to care for themselves.

Dementia and fraud

Considering how upsetting dementia can be on your family members and those who wish to help, it may come as a shock that there are people out there who would use your family member’s vulnerability to their advantage, seeking to financially manipulate and abuse them for monetary gain.  Perpetrators of this kind of abuse prey upon dementia patient’s memory loss, reduced cognitive function and emotional instability.

Incidents of financial abuse of people with dementia are far more common than we would like to think. Published in 2015, the Financial Abuse Evidence Review by Age UK noted that ‘those who have dementia or reduced cognitive function are the subgroup of people who are most at risk of being victims of financial abuse.’ The report indicated that nearly 130,000 people aged 65 and over in the UK had suffered financial abuse. This, however, is a rough estimate as many cases are not reported.

Victims of financial abuse can be left bankrupt, unable to pay for the crucially important support and care that they need. Furthermore, financial abuse can be extremely emotionally traumatic for both the victim and their support group. So following a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, this NHS website encourages patients to start getting support, making a Will, putting your papers in order, claiming benefits, appointing Lasting Powers of Attorney and planning for advance care, to name but a few.

In this article, our protection of the elderly team at Foys wants to go one step further by discussing measures which you can take to safeguard the financial affairs of your relative who is suffering from dementia.

What does financial abuse look like?

The Care Act 2014 defines financial abuse as a type of abuse which includes ‘having money or other property stolen, being defrauded, being put under pressure in relation to money or other property, and, having money or other property misused.’ This kind of abuse can start subtly and is often hard to detect. The abuse can take many forms and it is important to note that it is often associated with other kinds of abuse.

Examples of financial abuse could be:

  • Forging signatures on cheques
  • Taking pension payments or other benefits away from the person with dementia
  • Pressuring the victim to act as guarantor for a loan
  • Withholding money from the individual with dementia
  • Stealing money or belongings
  • Forcing someone to make changes in their Will, property or inheritance

Who are the perpetrators?

While phone and email scams are certainly out there to defraud your loved ones, it may surprise you that perpetrators of financial abuse are likely closer to home than you may think. In a study published by Age UK, they quoted a study which states that 70% of financial abuse is committed by close family members due to their proximity and previous relationship to the individual. Furthermore, almost 50% of financial abuse in the UK is carried out by ‘adult children’ – grown-up sons and daughters.

Individuals with dementia may also be vulnerable to those in positions of power who are in constant contact with the individuals. These individuals will attempt to either threaten or get very close to their victim in an attempt at extorting information regarding their possessions and finances.

The warning signs of financial abuse

Financial abuse can be hard to spot, especially when the victim has dementia and may not be able to remember the fraud taking place or have information about it. However, there are a number of warning signs of financial abuse that you can look out for:

  • Stress and anxiety expressed with the person with dementia
  • Money loss that can’t be explained
  • Signatures on cheques that do not fit their handwriting
  • Unusual purchases in bank statements
  • Large amounts of cash being withdrawn from the bank account
  • Notices of unpaid bills
  • Lack of money to pay for essentials when there should be sufficient funds

Three steps to protect one’s financial affairs

Dementia is a degenerative disease. This means that as time goes by your family member’s ability to make and remember decisions is going to decrease. Considering this, it is imperative that as soon as your family member is diagnosed with the disease you begin to implement plans concerning their financial future. Early planning ensures that they are able to make their own decisions while they still can. During these discussions it is important to ensure that there is a trusted and vigilant support network so, if possible, no one person is responsible for everything. Within these conversations, there are a number of frameworks and safeguards that can be put in place to protect the individual with dementia.

One of these vital frameworks is the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This act is vital in informing the early planning process. The act assumes a person ‘to have capacity unless it is established that [they] lack capacity’ and if not, facilitates decisions to be made on their behalf ‘in [their] best interest.’

Step 1: Appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

One of the best ways to safeguard against financial abuse is to plan ahead and appoint a trusted person to act as your attorney through a legal arrangement called the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). An attorney does not have to be a legal professional but someone who is trustworthy, financially-minded and will not take advantage of you when you are at your most vulnerable. More than one attorney can be appointed.

There are two different types of LPAs:

Property and Financial Affairs

This is where a person (known as a donor) appoints a trusted family member or friend (known as an attorney) to make decisions on the management of property, bills, bank or building society account, pensions and possessions held by the donor. Once the attorney is registered, he/she can start to act and make decisions.

Welfare and Health

This is where a person (a donor) appoints someone (an attorney) to make decisions regarding medical care and medical needs in the future such as the choice of a care home, healthcare provider and the choice of life-sustaining treatment. This can only be used once the donor can no longer make their own decisions.

LPAs must be error-free and must also be registered with the government through the Office of the Public Guardian. Considering the vital importance of LPAs, it is crucial they are completed and processed right the first time around. Contact one of our elderly care solicitors at Foys and you can be safe in the knowledge that this process is left in experienced hands.

Step 2: Create a Will (if they haven’t already)

If your family member has not made a Will, it is important to begin making one as soon as they are diagnosed. As time goes on, they may not be able to make clear and rational judgements so the earlier a Will is made, the safer you can be in the knowledge it is their genuine wishes expressed in the document.

When your family member is writing their Will, it is important that they attain medical evidence to indicate they are mentally fit enough to make independent decisions still. For more information about the importance of writing a Will and what it should include, follow the link.

At Foys, our specialised and professional Will solicitors can assist your loved one in creating their Will, making sure that the document is error-free and uncontestably against anyone who may challenge the validity of the Will later.

Step 3: Protect against phone and internet fraud

If you are not a full-time carer looking after your loved one with dementia, beware that fraud schemes such as spam emails and bot-callers pose a real risk to your loved one’s finances. A recent US study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine highlighted that people with dementia had a far higher risk of falling for these sorts of scams. This fact, coupled with the reality that most individuals above the age of 65 may not be the most tech-savvy, means that technological protection is crucial.

In order to proactively protect your relative with dementia and their financial affairs, it is worth making sure that your relative’s email accounts block all spam or junk mails. Furthermore, most phone companies offer systems which only allows calls from known phone numbers to be taken. Alternatively, you can set up an anonymous call rejection system on their landline.

Top 5 tips to lower fraud risk

1. Utilise online banking to track their money

Online banking can be your best friend when it comes to tackling fraud. By making sure that you have access to your family member’s account, you will be able to track their weekly spend, pensions, bills and any other direct debits coming in or out.

2. Make them known at their bank

While tracking one’s online banking can be extremely useful, sometimes fraudsters may trick them into withdrawing money in person at the bank. Many banks have internal structures in place to identify and monitor an account that is at risk, so make sure the bank know that your relative may be at risk of fraud.

3. Make an emergency action plan

Having a worst-case scenario plan is key to quickly react to unexplained money coming out of your family member’s account, especially when they have lost the ability to manage their own financial affairs. Contact the bank and all other relevant establishments in order to block the fraud. Reducing the amount they have in a bank and setting up a separate ‘rainy day fund’ is also a good idea. This way, your loved one has a backup of financial support.

4. Make sure any financial information is kept properly

When visiting the home or living accommodation of an individual with dementia, it is a good idea to make sure any sensitive financial information is taken and kept somewhere else. People with dementia may lose or misplace vital documents which could be used or misappropriated by someone else.

5. Create a checklist of valuable possessions

Value and organise valuable possessions that they own with a few trusted family members to keep tally of the location, price and number of possessions. This will help in quickly identifying if anything has been taken or stolen.

Foys can help individuals with dementia to plan for the future

At Foys, our solicitors have been championing the protection of the elderly for years now. Our elderly care legal experts have solid experience in helping senior people plan and safeguard their legal and financial affairs. We are here to provide any legal advice and support that you and your loved one may need.

To kick-start the discussions about Lasting Powers of Attorney, creating a Will, setting up a Trust, as well as advice on planning for care home fees and protecting one’s assets, take advantage of our FREE initial consultation by simply filling out our Online Form.

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Protection of the elderly

Protection of the elderly

Our experienced elderly solicitors support the elderly generation to organise the legalities surrounding their health and finances to ensure a secure future.

The elderly care legal experts at Foys Solicitors have experience in helping senior people with legal advice to protect their interests, meet their needs and safeguard their future.

The areas that we cover include:

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship
  • Trusts
  • Advice on planning for care home fees
  • Advice on protecting your estate
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Legal and financial planning

Contact Foys Solicitors for advice on how we protect the elderly

To get the right legal advice and support to safeguard your financial interests as well as your future health and wellbeing, simply get in touch with Foys Solicitors’ Protection of the Elderly team by phoning 01302 327136 today.

Please note that although we use the word ‘Solicitor’, your case could be carried out by a legal advisor, Legal Executive, or Paralegal depending on the nature of the case.

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Making arrangements after a diagnosis of dementia

Making arrangements after a diagnosis of dementia

Having a good understanding of a neurodegenerative disease like dementia and its implications can help you to plan for the future.

For many people with dementia, chances are they have been wondering what is happening to their memory and concentration for some time before a diagnosis is made. When the medical professional finally confirms that they have a neurodegenerative disease like dementia, some may actually feel relieved, while others may find the diagnosis hard to accept.
Processing and owning your emotions are key. More importantly, if you know how the illness will affect your life, you can start to make plans now. By being in control now, you will feel less anxious about the future. In this article, our elderly care solicitors aim to highlight nine important steps you can take following a diagnosis of dementia.

What is dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Association says it best and we quote “dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterised by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.”

The signs of dementia

Many types of dementia are progressive – the symptoms start out slowly but get worse as time goes by. The moment you notice something is not quite right in yourself or a family member, do not assume it is a normal part of ageing. Instead, see a medical professional as soon as possible because early diagnosis means you can access treatments or interventions that help slow down the disease.

Early signs that a person may have dementia can include:

  • Finding it hard to remember things
  • Finding it hard to follow instructions, stories and/or conversations
  • Having difficulty in performing everyday tasks
  • Losing enthusiasm in regular activities
  • Failing to keep track of bills, money, and other activities like appointments

You are not alone

There are around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and numbers are predicted to increase to over 1 million by 2025. There is a wealth of support available for people with dementia to ensure they receive the appropriate care and support.

When it comes to diagnosis, the process can take many weeks – your doctors will carefully consider your medical history and run a series of tests before reaching a conclusion. During this time, you may feel stressful and anxious, which is why it is important to get support from charities such as Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK. They have a wide range of information available for you, along with support groups and lunch clubs to help you.

Planning for the future

1. Paperwork

Sort out and organise all important papers – documents related to mortgage, insurance policies, pensions, investments – ensuring that they are easily accessible. Tell someone you trust where they are kept.

2. Banking

Several banks provide dementia-friendly services like using your voice as your password, reducing the amount you can withdraw from a cash machine, or sending a copy of your statements to a nominated family member or trusted friend, to name but a few. Some options may require legal authorisation whereby you need to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney first – this is something that our solicitors can help.

3. Driving

Both the NHS and the DVLA have made it clear that a diagnosis of dementia does not immediately stop you from driving – in fact, one in every three people with dementia still drives. Having said that, you do need to inform the DVLA and your car insurance company immediately.
The DVLA will decide if you can drive after a consultation with your GP or the hospital.

4. Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you (the donor) to nominate a trusted family member or friend (the attorney) to make legal decisions on your behalf when you lose the mental capacity to do so.

There are two types of LPA:
Property and financial affairs
This gives your attorney the power to make decisions about money and property for you, such as:

  • Managing a bank account
  • Collecting benefits
  • Paying bills
  • Selling your home

Once the property and financial affairs LPA is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian, your attorney can start to make decisions for you (even when you are still able to deal with these things yourself). Alternatively, you can put your attorney on standby and allow them to take over when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.

Health and welfare LPA
A health and welfare LPA gives your attorney the power to make decisions on your behalf about your health and welfare, such as:

  • Your daily routine (washing, dressing, eating)
  • Medical care
  • Moving into a care home
  • Receiving life-sustaining treatment (if you have made an advance decision, this will be overruled)

Once the health and welfare LPA is registered with the Office of the Public Guardian, your attorney can only start to make decisions when you are no longer able to do so.
At Foys, our solicitors from the protection of the elderly team have been championing the welfare of people with dementia in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and assisting many individuals in submitting their LPAs forms. We can definitely help you to complete the LPA forms and make sure they are error-free. In the event that the forms must be signed by someone to state that you have the mental capacity, we can arrange that too. Registering LPAs usually takes several weeks so it is essential to act now.

5. Making a Will

A Will is one of the most important documents you create to protect your family and allow your legacy to be cherished by people you love the most.

When your doctor confirms that you have dementia, it does not mean that you cannot create a Will – but you do need to create one when you still have ‘testamentary capacity’, meaning you are able to understand the Will you are making and the effect it will have. To avoid future complications such as disputes among disgruntled relatives, our Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors at Foys will follow procedures and get the appropriate medical evidence to show that you have mental capacity to make decisions.

Time is of the essence if you have been diagnosed with dementia. Our solicitors can help you create a well-considered and error-free Will that will prevent any misunderstandings or disputes later.

6. Living Will or Advance Decision

A Living Will or Advance Decision allows you to state your wishes to refuse a specific type of treatment in the future when you are unable to communicate your needs.

You may want to refuse a treatment in some circumstances but not others. You may also want to refuse a treatment that could potentially keep you alive, known as life-sustaining treatment and they include:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – may be used if your heart stops
  • Ventilation – may be used if you can’t breathe by yourself
  • Antibiotics – these help your body fight infection

You can call one of our solicitors to help you create a Living Will or Advance Decision. Once it is signed by you and a witness, make sure your doctor has a copy to include in your medical notes.

7. Claim benefits

You may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (if you are between 16 and 64) or Attendance Allowance (if you are 65 or over) while your family member looking after you for more than 35 hours a week may be eligible for Carer’s Allowance.

Other benefits you may receive include income support, housing benefit, council tax relief and pension credit.

8. Care needs assessment

One of the first help you can get is from your local council through the care needs assessment scheme. The process includes a discussion with those involved in your care such as family or friends as well as a questionnaire (not always) to detail your living and care situation. With this information, social services will assign a social worker to plan the care you require. In some cases, you may be allocated a personal budget to help with covering some of the costs of your care service.

9. Stay active and stay healthy

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your diagnosis by staying active, having a balanced diet with the essential nutrients and avoiding consumption of unhealthy options. Regular check-ups with your doctor, dentist and optician should also be arranged. A live-in or home carer can also help.

Foys Solicitors can help you make arrangements after your diagnosis of dementia

At Foys, our elderly care solicitors can provide the necessary legal advice and support following a diagnosis of dementia. We offer a free initial consultation where we discuss your needs and explore the next steps with you.

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Foys Solicitors: Defending loved ones with dementia

Foys Solicitors: Defending loved ones with dementia

Last week was Dementia Action Week. With Alzheimer’s Society encouraging the public to get involved and support people with dementia, it was the perfect time to raise awareness about what it means to actually live with dementia.

In the UK, there are currently 850,000 people with dementia, and numbers are expected to rise to over 1 million by 2025. As the figures increase, the UK Government needs to start thinking about cost of future dementia care.

When it comes to dementia, thinking about future care is important. There are many options available – from moving into a care home to receiving care in your own home – and so it’s important to think about each choice carefully before making a decision that’s right for you.

Whether you’re personally dealing with dementia or someone you love has been affected by it, knowing that you’re not alone and that can you get the help you need from solicitors who care, can make a big difference.

Working with elderly care in mind

Knowing your rights and where to go for efficient and straight talking legal assistance will make your situation easier to manage, especially because you don’t have to feel anxious about any legal jargon. As solicitors for the elderly, Foys is dedicated to ensuring that organising your future care is as quick and simple as possible, particularly for those with dementia.

In cases where you may be worried about your own mental capacity or that of a loved one, we can help you appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney. This means that there’s always someone you trust available to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf.

Our hardworking team have the expertise necessary to help you with your future elderly care. In addition to this, we offer practical and honest advice, and can even visit you at home if necessary.

We recognise that everyone is different and that your future care requirements will be unique to you. This is why we offer bespoke services that cater to what you need, meaning that we won’t rest until we’ve created an elderly care plan that is perfect for you.

Call your local Foys Solicitors office today to find out how we can give you the legal advice you need to make the best decision for your future elderly care.

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