MOTHER OF A DOWN'S SYNDROME DAUGHTER AGED 34. I HAVE LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP AND AGENT WITH WINZ. IN RECENT DAYS MEMBERS OF

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Customer: HI PEARL. I AM THE MOTHER OF A DOWN'S SYNDROME DAUGHTER AGED 34. I HAVE LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP AND I AM HER AGENT WITH WINZ. IN RECENT DAYS MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY HAVE ILLEGALLY REMOVED MY AGENT STATUS AND CHANGED JADE'S ADDRESS & BANK ACCOUNT INTO THEIR OWN.
JA: Have any guardianship papers been filed in family court?
Customer: NO - I HOLD ALL OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS INCLUDING BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
JA: Do the biological parents consent to the guardianship?
Customer: I AM HER BIOLOGICAL PARENT
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO THIS APPEARS TO BE TOTALLY ILLEGAL.
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read your question
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Have you been to WINZ to ask why this has been done?
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Has your family been to the Family Court to change the care arrangements
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No, I have just returned from a stay in hospital to find that WINZ has changed over all my daughter's details including her address, her bank account & her appointed agent by request of a family member. At no time have I been judged incapacitated, mentally ill or incapable of fulfilling my role as her Mum & legal agent. Thank you for your Time. Vicki O'Brien.
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If you are property and welfare manager this cannot be changed without a court order and you would have known about this. Have you asked the family member why they did this, and have you asked WINZ to change this back?

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