Power of Attorney

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If you're struggling to manage your financial or personal affairs and want to find out about Power of Attorney, call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk.

Health conditions or even an accident can drastically alter your ability to keep on top of everyday finances such as bills, shopping, benefits or monitoring bank and savings accounts.

You can arrange for a trusted person or friend to manage some or all of your affairs, by setting up a Third-Party Mandate or Power of Attorney. To find out about the different schemes, what to consider and how to set them up, call or e-mail Lesley Curwen and guests.

Or perhaps you are having difficulty carrying out the tasks you've been asked to do. What standards should you expect from financial companies and what are your responsibilities?

Joining Lesley to answer your questions will be:

Alan Eccles, Public Guardian for England and Wales.
Sandra McDonald, Public Guardian for Scotland.
Caroline Bielanska, Solicitor, Solicitors for the Elderly.

To talk to the team call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Presenter: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Diane Richardson.

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Wed 26 Feb 2014 15:00