Volume 2 Edition 4 Newsletter
FINANCIAL CARE SERVICES
Independent aged care, lifestyle and financial advice for seniors
Volume 2 Edition 4 – 25 June 2012
FULL CENTRELINK PENSION FOR LEGALLY BLIND RESIDENTS
Read about who is legally blind rather than just vision impaired and the vision standard for a driver’s license.
GREYPATH SENIORS AND BOOMERS WEBSITE
Financial Care Services has contributed a range of articles to the Coffee Shop Forum on the GreyPath site. You can read our two most recent articles and see our responses to forum comments at
20/06/2012 About blindness http://greypath.com/node/40594 (what is legally blind?)
02/06/2012 Some whimsy for winter http://greypath.com/node/39701 (about travel concessions and companion cards)
ACCOMMODATION BONDS FOR EXTRA SERVICE NURSING HOMES AND HOSTELS
Read this article to learn more about the accommodation bonds levied according to assets
WHAT IF YOU BECAME INCAPACITATED BY INJURY, ILLNESS OR MENTAL FRAILITY? WHO WOULD MANAGE YOUR AFFAIRS OR ACCESS YOUR ASSETS?
By granting a trusted family member or friend, an enduring power of attorney the person of your choice could manage your financial affairs when you are too mentally or physically frail to manage.
Wisdom is having the courage to grant an enduring power of attorney in case you ever become incapacitated by injury, illness or mental frailty.
Help is available for when someone cannot manage their affairs but no attorney was appointed.
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) Guardianship List can appoint a person as Administrator and/or Guardian. The Administrator, or Guardian, could be the Public Trustee, a solicitor or a family member who then reports to the Public Trustee.
Call the friendly VCAT staff for the Guardianship List on (03) 9628 9811. More information for Victorian residents at http://www.vcat.vic.gov.au/disputes/guardians-administrators Each State and Territory has its own laws about appointing Guardians and Administrators.
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299570 (check this at www.search.asic.gov.au/fsr/flb.html)
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252529 (check this at www.search.asic.gov.au/fsr/far.html)
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is of a general nature only and does not constitute “financial advice”. You should obtain your own personal financial advice before investing any money or moving in to any retirement village, lifestyle community or aged care facility. Financial Care Services is licensed to provide financial advice to individual clients based on their personal situations. © 2012 Financial Care Services Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.