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Is it worth having a power of attorney?

From Katie White

Without a registered LPA hardly anyone would deal with me when I was trying to sort my mother’s affairs out when the dementia had got the better of her. Certainly none of the banks or building societies, HMRC, etc., they had to have a certified copy of the LPA before they’d even discuss anything, I tried to cancel Mum’s BT phone line when she moved into a CH but without an LPA they wouldn’t do anything either. The DWP were excellent and they dealt with me before I’d even started the LPA so too were the Council regarding council tax, etc. after finding out mum was exempt so I’d say it’s a necessity if you’re to take control of finances. Best of luck. Kate