My niece (36) was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which she suffered severe brain damage. She is paralyzed, can’t talk and is most probably blind. She is divorced and has a six year old son. Her mother cares for her at home. After the accident her family appointed an attorney to handle claim against Road Accident Fund, as well as application for power of attorney to access her bank account. It is six months later and the process is still not finalised. The family is running out of money. Does an application for power of attorney take this long?