WITHOUT A PROPERTY & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS LPA

– No one has access to bank accounts to pay for expenses or any financial liabilities

– No one has authority to speak with any financial institutions on behalf of Fraser

– No one has authority to speak with any utility companies to ensure the continuation of necessary utilities in the rented property

– No one has authority to liaise with Local Authority and Department for Work and Pensions to ensure the correct benefits and financial provisions are in place

WITH A PROPERTY & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS LPA

– Fraser’s Attorneys have access to bank accounts to pay for expenses or any financial liabilities should it be required

– Fraser’s Attorneys can liaise with banks and building societies if necessary

– Fraser’s Attorneys can liaise with utility companies to ensure the bills are paid and that all utilities continue as required

– Fraser’s Attorneys can liaise with Local Authority and Department for Work and Pensions to ensure the correct benefits and financial provisions are in place if necessary

WITHOUT A HEALTH & WELFARE LPA

 

– No-one has the authority to make decisions in relation to Fraser’s immediate care in hospital

– No-one has the authority to make decisions in relation to Fraser’s immediate health

– No-one has the authority to give direction as to Fraser’s welfare

– No-one has the authority to liaise with Fraser’s GP, Hospital staff or healthcare professionals

– No-one has the authority to make decision in relation to Fraser’s ongoing care

– No-one has the authority to liaise with the Local Authority in relation to Frank’s health and welfare issues in relation to, or upon, his return to the UK

 

WITHOUT A HEALTH & WELFARE LPA

Unless stated otherwise this is only to be used once capacity is lost

– Fraser’s Attorneys have authority to make decisions as to his immediate care in hospital (whilst he does not have the capacity to do so)

– Fraser’s Attorneys have authority to make decisions in relation to his immediate health (whilst he does not have the capacity to do so)

– Fraser’s Attorneys have authority to give direction in relation to Fraser’s welfare (whilst he does not have the capacity to do so)

– Fraser’s Attorneys have authority to make decisions as to care needs (whilst he does not have the capacity to do so)

– Fraser’s Attorneys can liaise with GP, Doctors & Hospital in relation to healthcare (whilst he does not have the capacity to do so)

– Fraser’s Attorneys can liaise with the Local Authority as to health and welfare matters when he returns to the UK (whilst he does not have the capacity to do so)

Unfortunately, as Fraser was over the age of 18, it cannot be assumed that his parents will be able to step in and make those decisions when he is unable to. You can therefore see how important it is (and how much easier!) to have an LPA in place giving the people that you trust the control to make decisions for you when you are unable to.

 

From the initial call to the registered Lasting Powers of Attorney being delivered, the whole process (including home consultations to go through the Lasting Powers of Attorneys and any discussions with your proposed Attorneys) can be completed within three months. The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) take around 8-10 weeks to process the application and so a three-month time period allows for the OPG to check and register the Lasting Power of Attorney and for us to receive this and deliver back to you ready for use.

 

When we deliver your Lasting Power of Attorney we will also give you information as to how the Lasting Power of Attorney can, and should, be used as well as answer any questions that you have.

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