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My as recently been diagnoised with mental health and is

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my as recently been diagnoised with mental health and is under safe guarded in nursing home I didn't get to do power of eternity, I am my mums representative under the dols safe guarded . I manage my mums bank account on line. the bank wont let me cancel any outstanding house insurance it as to be mum but with covid I am unable to see her. the bank says they need to speak to her to put my name on her account. is there any other way of doing this.
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: yes I have file work of mums with policys life insurances I am her beneficiary on them. most of her letters come to me there are still some I need to change
JA: Where is the home located?
Customer: in my local town I speak to the home all the time and speak to mum to
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

Hello, I hope you are well. My name is***** am a solicitor advocate and I will be assisting you with your question today. I am very sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing and I will do my best to help you with this matter.
As your mother is now in the nursing home and may appear to lack ability to grant consent to grant you power of attorney, as there is no LPA in place, you could go through to the Court of Protection to be made a Deputy for your mother,

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
How do I that and how much would it cost me

You would need to make the application to the court and pay their fee, currently £365. There is financial help available if the person lacks means. I have attached a link which contains all the information, forms, fees etc that you would require.

https://www.gov.uk/become-deputy

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Would I only need to do the one finance as I am my mums representative for wealth through dols

As she is already in the nursing home then yes, however, if you also want to have a say in her care officially, then you could still apply for both.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
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