Print Posted by George Morina on 12/28/2016

Powers of Attorney once made correctly lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf

Powers of Attorney once made correctly lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf

Powers of Attorney once made correctly lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf.

This can be made as long as the person granting the power has capacity and can last until the power of attorney has been lost or revoked.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

There are two types of Power of Attorneys:

  • health and welfare
  • property and financial affairs

You have the choice to make one or both types of powers of attorney.

Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

This allows you to choose a person/persons to make decisions about matters such as:

  • your daily routine (eg eating and what to wear)
  • medical care
  • moving into a care home
  • refusing life-sustaining treatment

The lasting power of attorney can only be used when you're unable to make your own decisions.

Property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney

This allows you to choose a person/persons to make decisions about matters such as:

  • paying bills
  • collecting benefits
  • selling your home

You can appoint someone to look after your property and financial affairs at any time.

Deputyship

This is where the donor has lost capacity. An application must be made to the Court of Protection to enable you to deal with the donors affairs.

Appointeeship

This is to do with the donors benefits. You can be appointed an official appointee and have the benefits paid into account. This is usually used by parents of disabled/vulnerable adults. However if you have deputyship of Lasting Power of Attorney this is not needed.

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