PA14 Probate Certificate
Our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our mental capacity assessments.
We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.
PA14 Probate Certificate
A PA14 probate form is a medical certificate generally completed by the clients General Practitioner stating that the person does not have sufficient mental capacity concerning the application for a Grant of Representation and subsequent administration of the estate of the person who has died.
Many General Practitioners are declining or feel unable to complete the PA14 probate form and associated mental capacity assessment.
While the form states this should be completed by a "medical practitioner", we have confirmed with Hm Courts and Tribunals that our qualified and experienced Social Workers are permitted to assess the clients mental capacity for this specific decision and complete the PA14 probate form.
Our PA14 probate form assessments include a Montreal Cognitive Assessment at no additional charge where appropriate to support the case further.
Our assessors are accredited MoCA Assessors with specific experience in completing the capacity to engage in court proceedings.
In Person Mental Capacity Assessment
Our assessors ensure any assessment is therapeutic in nature, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) promotes the concept of supporting people to make their own decisions, it's not about removing your ability to make decisions.
Our assessments usually take place in the individuals home, whether this is a private residence or a care home, although on occasion it's necessary for assessments to take place in hospitals or in private organised rooms such as hotel meeting rooms.
An assessment, will, on average take approximately 1 hour and our experienced Social Workers try to ensure it is a comfortable and relaxed experience, its important to us that the individual feels confident enough to engage with us, as it is only that way we can get a true understanding of someone’s capacity.
Telehealth Mental Capacity Assessment
via secure video link
Face to face mental capacity assessments are always going to be best practice. However, in those instances where this is not feasible, we offer a safe, secure and professional online mental capacity assessment via our integrated telehealth service.
As with our face to face assessments, our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our telehealth mental capacity assessments. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.