Lasting Power of Attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.

This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).

There are 2 types of LPA:

  • Health and welfare
  • Property and financial affairs

You can choose to make one type or both.

Health & Welfare

Use this LPA to give an attorney the power to make decisions about things like:

your daily routine, for example washing, dressing, eating

  • medical care
  • moving into a care home
  • life-sustaining treatment

It can only be used when you’re unable to make your own decisions.

If you need any help deciding which lasting power of Attorney is good for you

Property & Finance

Use this LPA to give an attorney the power to make decisions about money and property for you, for example:

  • managing a bank or building society account
  • paying bills
  • collecting benefits or a pension
  • selling your home

It can be used as soon as it’s registered, with your permission.

If you need any help deciding which lasting power of Attorney is good for you

 

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