The local authority can grab everything apart from the last £23,000!
You are only allowed to make gifts to the level of gift that your mother would normally have made .
I imagine that you have been looking
long and hard at this and have not come up with an answer. The reason is because
there is not one which works, if ever, it comes under scrutiny.
The situation is quite simply that if
any money is transferred to avoid paying care fees, the local authority can
apply to court to set the transfer of side and get the money back from whoever
In the event of special birthdays or
weddings. You may be able to make gifts of a few thousand pounds, but that is
Under the power of attorney, you can
only use your mother's money for things which she would use it for and for her
Indeed, you can only take reasonable
out-of-pocket expenses out of it.
I appreciate that this is not the
answer you wanted but there is no point in me misleading you.
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