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    A lasting power of attorney does not last after the “donor” dies. The next of kin or executor of a will have the authority to deal with the deceased estate. Some banks don’t require probate for smaller bank accounts whereas others do. It’s so difficult dealing with a deceased love ones assets.

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    You can set a certain amount of money for funeral based on current rates and also a certain amount of money as you are not pretty sure about exact pricing.

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    What is the current savings allowance when on benefits - there is no works pension my daughter was disabled at 17
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    sea queen: this is the very reason to have a funeral plan. The funeral is paid for as time goes by and you aren't facing unknown price increases. Just google funeral planning - you get many hits.

    https://pre-paid-funeral-quotes.co.u...gid=5314174556

    I went with a company called Safe Hands, but like most things: get a few quotes, check out their websites etc,

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    Do you get any divi with the coop?

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    They stopped paying 'the divi' a few years ago.

    Instead you get 5p put into your account for every £1 that you spend on co-op brand goods.
    You can pay for your shopping with it, or draw it out as cash, at anytime rather than waiting for the divi.

    With their funerals and funeral plans it's slightly different.
    You get a special member price, with a 5% discount on the cost of the plan.
    https://www.co-operativefuneralcare....op-membership/
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

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    All sorted now. Pure Cremation does the lot inc Dr's fee for £1595.
    Paid up front so thanks to this thread, I now have peace of mind.
    Last edited by suffolkbobby; 08-16-2019 at 11:15 AM.

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    Power of Attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by firebird View Post
    A lasting power of attorney does not last after the “donor” dies. The next of kin or executor of a will have the authority to deal with the deceased estate. Some banks don’t require probate for smaller bank accounts whereas others do. It’s so difficult dealing with a deceased love ones assets.
    Incorrect. My brother had POA for my mother and he had to authorise payments of bills, deal with solicitors after her death. A lasting POA is for if you are incapacitated, true, and after death and the reading of the will, the EXectutor of said will deals with finance.
    Often the same person will be POA and executor - but not necessarily.
    health and
    There are 2 types of POA, to be noted, Finance and Health and Welfare. first is obvious, 2nd is to decide for example, if you need to go into a home or self care is obviously becoming too much. It means family can make decisions rather than the state about where the person goes.

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