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Joshua, Lawyer
Category: Law
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Experience:  LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice
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Can I have my savings back from the Court of Protection now?

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Can I have my savings back from the Court of Protection now? They took all my savings away in 1994 to supposedly sort it into two or three simple accounts. I thought that they would let me have it back then but they refuse to do so and it is driving me CRAZY !!!! The local council who got me into this mess also have carers from the Social Services to come to my flat three times a week and they are always throwing my stuff away. I had a copy of the COP3e form (to apply for get my savings back) but that has been disposed of also. I feel like I am being persecuted for my thriftiness over the years. I used to go on regular holidays twice a year paying for them out of my bank account but now whenever I want to make a big purchase such as a holiday I have to get it approved by C.O.P. i.e. I have to write them a letter explaining why I need to withdraw money from my account. I cannot even do it from my own personal Lloyds TSB current account because they (the Court of Protection) are even monitoring my personal accounts. Their reason for keeping control of my savings is "it's safe or it's earning a better rate of interest - 0.5% ? -I don't think so!!!!

If all that anxiety and stress what the S.S. caused me is not a violation of my human rights then I don't know what is!!!

H E L P P L E A S E !!!!!!!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Joshua replied 3 years ago.

Joshua :

Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.

Joshua :

May I ask what condition you were suffering from so as to lead to an assessment of lack of capacity to lead to a court of protection order please?

Joshua :

Would I be correct to assume that you have now recovered capacity now? You certainly do not appear to have any difficulties in terms of capacity to make decisions from reading your initial post. Is it likely that you may lose capacity again in the near future?