Crucial Documents for Carers

You may not want to think about what will happen to your cared for person after you die, but it is important that you do.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF WILLS AND LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEYS FOR CARERS

Many ageing carers who are looking after their adult children with disabilities do not have a plan for when they die.

It is crucial that Carers have a valid Will

It is particularly important to write a Will if you are caring for someone. Without careful consideration to how the person you cared for will be looked after, there could be many legal problems for your family to resolve.

  • If you die with no Will

    If your cared for person was to receive any money from your intestate estate, there could be big issues.  The amount may not be enough to make sure they are taken care of, BUT it might be enough to impact their means tested benefits and reduce their income. Effectively, your intestate death could negatively impact your cared for person’s finances and have a devastating effect on their standard of living.

  • It is so important for a Carer to pass on inheritance efficiently to their cared for person

    A Will allows you to put proper financial arrangements in place that can be managed by trusted people, ensuring that you can pass on any inheritance to your cared for person without it affecting their benefits. You can also provide added security by making sure they get to stay in the family home.

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Lasting Power of Attorney – for your cared for person

Should you organise a Lasting Power of Attorney for your cared for person?

  • If the person you care for has capacity

    They can decide who looks after them should they lose capacity.  This is really important because there may be a time when you might not be able to care for them any more and they need to be able to choose the right person.

  • If the person you care for does not have capacity

    Then you need to apply for a Deputyship. As with LPA, there are two types of Deputyship; one looks after Property and Finances, the other Health and Well-being; you can apply to be just one type of deputy or both.

  • Without an LPA

    There’s not much you can do to help the cared for person when they need you most.  Anything of significance will have to be decided by a court and/or the medical profession without any input from any one who truly knows what that person wants.

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WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR CARERS

There is a solution that protects the cared for person, is tax efficient, protects against unscrupulous people AND passes the remaining estate to your chosen beneficiaries.

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