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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 can’t make your own decisions (you 'lack mental capacity'). You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) when you make your LPA.

Types of Lasting Power of Attorney

There are 2 types of Lasting Power of Attorney:

  1. Property and Affairs - your Attorneys can make financial decisions relating to selling your home, controlling your bank accounts and claiming benefits on your behalf. It also allows your Attorneys to deal with the payment of care home fees or care at home packages.
  2. Personal Welfare - your Attorneys are permitted to make decisions relating to your living accommodation and care package. This is becoming increasingly important when dealing with hospitals and social services. Decisions can also be made regarding your medical treatment including medical intervention and do-not-resuscitate.

Your Attorney must be over the age of 18, they can not be a bankrupt and they must be someone you trust to run your affairs. At Vanguard Solicitors we would always suggest appointing more than one Attorney so that there is always someone available to assist you if one Attorney takes ill, dies or needs to be abroad for a lengthy period of time.

The Lasting Power of Attorney will need to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used. By registering the document immediately, the Attorney will be able to use the same as soon as it is needed. You, the donor are able to provide your Attorney(s) with guidance, if you wish to do so, regarding the powers that the Attorney(s) will have.

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