The story so far... Mother is in a care home (in England...so their rules apply) and is currently 'fully funded'. This situation may/is likely to change come the next revue in Sept. Her current financial state is that all her assets are in cash, over which I have LPOA. There are insufficient funds to qualify for Inheritance Tax, nevertheless there is a substantial amount available to the Local Authority should they decide she is to self-fund. Last week, and over the phone, I was given ad-hoc advice that (all) her descendants are each able to receive from her a yearly gift to the value of £xxxx without that amount being questioned by the LA under the 'Deprivation of Assets' rules. The 'ad-hoc' advice came from a bona-fide legal outfit who were touting for further business at a local market. This xxxx amount struck me as rather large and as LPOA it would fall to me to pay out this amount, but also I would be then liable to refund the LA if it transpired that the xxxx was wrong. There are presently seven beneficiaries so the annual total sum would fall into the five figure bracket. I realise it's not on to ask on here for financial advice but does anyone have any experience of this situation and who or where to ask if the xxxx amount is correct. Search as I may I can find nothing helpful on-line. Thanks. .