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    • Thanks I just had a quick look.  Will study over the w/e My friend does have kids. But it's a really dysfunctional family.  They don't talk.   Many years ago he sold 2 property assets and gave them a lot of money (enough to buy homes w/o loans) .  They've done nothing for him in the last 2 decades. And he altered his will so his new partner gets everything; the kids nothing (more). The 1st form I glanced at - to be deputy - asks for family details.   If I give his kids details I suspect the authorities may say they should get the deputy job instead?  Then  they will steal the money and give nothing to his partner. I can get a copy of the medical assessment  - and get it translated.  If need be.   This has all happened very quickly.  He got sick. And that must have kick-started dementia.   He was fine to hold a detailed conversation 6months ago; now he cant
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hi, i have a similar problem with my electricity, i have both my electric and gas with the same company. i have been recieving the bills, and paying them when they come through. As i have both with the same company, i never checked the bill, just paid it. i gave them many meter readings over the phone and many readings were taken from both meters in between the 2 years, and because my bills were always so high, i didnt think to check that it did actually include both gas and electric. Now they have sent me a bill for £2500 for 2 years of electric saying i havent paid the bill for 2 years as they didnt bill me for it, and if i dont pay the amount in full they are going to disconnect me. i have now agreed to a pre payment meter, to try and avoid disconnection as i have 3 children and a mentally ill partner. i am on a low income, and just can't afford to pay all in one go! i would rather not have the pre payment meter, as i am the only one who can go out of the house and looking after the 3 children, my partner and 2 other members of the family that are terminally sick, i could do without the worry of checking the meter all the time too!

any help would be very much appreciated. thank you in advance.

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ok, I will ask someone to come and move this post to its own thread, but do not agree to anything until someone more knowledgable than I has advised you on t6his, is there anyway that you can scan a bill or two, remove the identifying information and post it on here?

 

I dont think that they can bill you for two years, especially as you have been giving them readings, but wait for someone more knowledgable to advise.

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