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Hi i am appointee for my daughter who is over 18..Can anyone give me advice on applying for lasting power of attorney or financial deputyship or do i just stay as appointee

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    They are 3 completely different things. An appointee is for benefit purposes only.

    Lasting power of attorney can only be set up if your daughter has mental capacity.

    Deputyship can only be set up for someone who has lost capacity to care for and make decisions for their self. This can only be set up if your daughter has been assessed as lacking capacity.  https://www.medicalprotection.org/uk/articles/assessing-capacity

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    They are different things. 

    1-An appointee is only for benefit purposes. 

    2- An LPA can only be set up if it can be proved beyond reasonable doubt your daughter has full mental capacity. 

    3-Deputyship is for those who lack the ability to decide for themselves. This can only be set up if it is pretty clear she does not show she has mental capacity. For more information take a look at this link https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/mental-capacity
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    They are different things. 

    1-An appointee is only for benefit purposes. 

    2- An LPA can only be set up if it can be proved beyond reasonable doubt your daughter has full mental capacity. 

    3-Deputyship is for those who lack the ability to decide for themselves. This can only be set up if it is pretty clear she does not show she has mental capacity. For more information take a look at this link https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/mental-capacity
    Which is exactly what i advised.....
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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