A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets a donor apppoint one or more people to help make decisions on their behalf.
There are two types of LPA: Health & Welfare and Property & Finance.
Health and Welfare LPA
This gives your attorney or attorneys the power to make decisions about things such as your daily routine (for example, washing, dressing, eating), your medical care, whether you should move to a care home and life-sustaining treatment. It can only be used when you are unable to make your own decisions.
Property and Finance LPA
This gives your attorney or attorneys the power to make decisions about your money and property. This can include managing your bank accounts, paying your bills, and ensuring that you receive any pensions and benefits to which you are entitled. A Property & Finance LPA can be used as soon as it is registered.
From 1st April 2017, the fee for applying to register an LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian has been reduced from £110 to £82, with the fee for a resubmission reducing from £55 to £41.< Back