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my father and i have a shared savings bank account.. He has

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my father and i have a shared savings bank account.. He has to go into residential care home, added together we have £40,000, £20,000 of that is my fathers money.. How do we stand when they do an assessment of dad's savings?? the account is in both our names. When declaring his savings does he just mention the £20,000?

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You are quite correct, in that your Father is classed as owning half the value of the joint account.

If applicable, you would have to prove that more than 50% of the £40,000 belongs to you to argue otherwise. You would need documentary evidence to prove this.

I hope this assists you and clarified the legal position.

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