WITHOUT A PROPERTY & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS LPA

– No one is able to access bank accounts for such costs as

   – grocery shopping

   – utilities & amenities

   – care

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

– No one has authority to speak with any utility companies to ensure the provision of necessary utilities

– No one has authority to deal with the property on Sylvia’s behalf making any decision regarding selling the property and moving Sylvia into more appropriate accommodation very difficult

– No one has authority to speak with the Local Authority or Department for Work and Pensions on behalf of Sylvia to ensure the correct benefits and financial provisions are in place.

 

WITH A PROPERTY & FINANCIAL AFFAIRS LPA

– Attorneys (Children) have access to bank accounts to pay for:

   – grocery shopping

   – utilities & amenities

   – care costs

– Children can liaise with banks and building societies in relation to financial affairs

– Children can liaise with utility companies to ensure the bills are paid and that all utilities continue as required

– Children will have the ability to make decision as to the property (especially if necessary to sell to pay for care or for their mother to move into more appropriate accommodation)

– Children can liaise with Local Authority and Department for Work and Pensions to ensure the correct benefits and financial provisions are in place.

 

WITHOUT A HEALTH & WELFARE LPA

 

– No one has authority to give direction as to Sylvia’s living arrangements or day-to-day activities/welfare

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

– No one has authority to liaise with care home/warden/sheltered accommodation in relation to day-to-day care

– No one has authority to liaise with Local Authority in relation to Sylvia’s health and welfare issues

 

WITHOUT A HEALTH & WELFARE LPA

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

– Children able to make decisions as to accommodation and living arrangements

– Children can liaise with GP, Doctors & Hospital in relation to healthcare

– Children can liaise with the care home or warden/manager should Sylvia move into a care home, assisted living accommodation or sheltered housing.

– Children can liaise with the Local Authority as to health and welfare matters

 

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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