Not sure, she is 99, frail and a little confused from time to time. Several months ago she was hospitalised (double bleed of the brain) and entered a state of prolonged unconsciousness. She has made a remarkable although not full recovery and her speech is now pretty good. She has just been discharged from hospital to a care home as she requires 24 hour attention. Do I approach her Doctor to obtain a statement regarding capacity?
Well - unless they lack capacity then you can't represent them
If they lack capacity a litigation friend can be appointed but you need a psychiarict report
But you can't just apply to be a litigation friend - they need to be a protected party.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
understood. I will look further into 'capacity'. My wife is acting as POA for her Grandmother, can she sign the Directions Questionnaire for the claimant and enclose a certified copy of the POA? The Grandmother's signature is not like her signature any more due to the strokes she suffered.
If she has a POA then she should be able to sign.
Does that assist?