HEALTH, WELFARE AND FINANCIAL DECISIONS

by Rob Stokes



Published on 7th June 2020

MAKING AND REGISTERING AN LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY (LPA) DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

If you want to make an LPA now, you can still do so while observing government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding. See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-and-registering-an-lpa-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak?utm_source=381577d6-3199-410f-b936-8f54e513da3d&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

SHORT-TERM OPTIONS FOR HEALTH, WELFARE AND FINANCIAL DECISIONS

Find out about the ways people can make certain decisions for you or do certain things on your behalf:

You may have questions about how to make a lasting power of attorney (LPA) during the coronavirus outbreak. Read our guidance on making an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak.

LPAs take around 8 weeks to register. This includes a 4-week waiting period required by law. You can still make an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak.

There are also other ways people can make certain decisions for you or do certain things on your behalf that are quicker to get in place. These may be useful while you are waiting to make an LPA or if you’re self-isolating and need someone to carry out bank transactions for you.

You can only make an LPA or any of the things below while you have mental capacity to make decisions.

None of the options below are managed by us at the Office of the Public Guardian. We have included links to show where you can go for more information.

See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/short-term-options-for-health-welfare-and-financial-decisions?utm_source=9c12c18c-25e8-4213-9ce1-f69c42fa7617&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

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