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Carers given advice on obtaining Powers of Attorney

Carers who want to look after the financial affairs of those in their charge have been advised to seek lasting power of attorney.

The Daily Mail said that three in five individuals will find themselves becoming a carer and are often required to look after their money if the person they care for has cognitive problems.

According to the news source, setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be the best way to handle this.

However, the newspaper pointed out that even those with this provision in place can still encounter problems and may require the help of Solicitors.

"Very often carers are met with bank cashiers who don't understand or accept the LPA. We'd like to see improvements across all banks in terms of staff training and more flexible systems," Andrew Chidgey, of the Alzheimer's Society, said.

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24th February 2011, 21:37
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