There are 2 lasting power of attorney forms, depending on the type of LPA. This could be a financial LPA to enable the attorney to you to take over your financial affairs or a health LPA which allows an attorney to make decisions in relation to your health and welfare.
The forms are quite complex and involve a donor's statement, a certificate provider's statement, an attorney's statement which must be completed by each party. There is also continuation sheets which allow you to provide as much information as you'd like about how you want your attorneys to make decisions on your behalf.
You'll also have to include details of people to be told and the form has to be signed by a witnesses. It is a powerful legal document and it advisable to use the services of a professional.
IWC can create your lasting power of attorney, our Nationwide service includes a home visit, legal guidance, preparation and witnessing.
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Registering a LPA
If you wish to register an LPA arranged for you by IWC, or you are the appointed attorney of the donor, the application procedure is as follows.
An LPA needs to be registered before it can be used. Registration can be done by the donor, providing they are of sound mind, or it can be registered by the attorney. Due to the serious nature of the documents, the process takes around 13 weeks, including a 5 week period where people are given the right to object.
Before you proceed, it is recommended that you refer to The Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice as this details how to assess someone's ability to make decisions.
Lasting Power of Attorney Forms
There are 2 forms you'll need to complete of you want to register the document with the Office of the Public Guardian.
LPA001 - Notice of intention to register a Lasting Power of Attorney
This lasting power of attorney form is used to let certain people know that the document is being registered. These will be the 'people to be told' named on the LPA. People to be told have the opportunity to object if they are worried about anything, for example, they may feel that the donor has been put under pressure to make the registration.
LPA002 - Application to register a Lasting Power of Attorney
This is the actual application form which asks the Office of the Public Guardian to register the document. It requests full details of the donor, each attorney and signed declarations. The original Lasting Power of Attorney document and the fee must be enclosed.
LPA120 - Fees and Exemption Form
This details the registration fees and includes an application for exemption. If you cannot pay the fees you'll have to complete this to be means tested to see if you qualify.
For more information about our services or help with lasting power of attorney forms, call IWC on 0800 612 6105.