In Iowa, the conservator is not required to provide for the care and maintenance of
the protected person (individual whose funds are in the account), but has the power
to do so. In addition, the conservator's power to direct funds from the protected
person's estate is subject to court approval.
Nevertheless, in Iowa it may still be presumed, absent evidence to the contrary, that
funds in a conservatorship or "blocked" account are available for the care and maintenance
of the protected individual. Even though the conservator may not choose to use the
funds for the care and maintenance of the protected person, the conservator retains
the power to do so. Thus, the funds are available for such use. This is true despite
the fact that the conservator is required to petition the court to withdraw funds
for the protected individual's care.