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I have got an enduring power of attorney, set up may years

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I have got an enduring power of attorney, set up may years ago. should I change to a lasting p o a ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Do you wish to change the person you have appointed as Attorney?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No, I just want to know which p o a will be right for me. Is an enduring power of attorney still valid or useful ?




Expert:  Clare replied 4 years ago.
An Enduring Power of Attorney deals only with Finances - it does not give the Attorney the power to deal with Welfare Issues
It does not have to be Registered for it to be used but it MUST be registered when the Donor becomes mentally incapable.
A Last Power can cover Finances OR Health and Welfare OR both and must be Registered before it can be used.
Some banks are becoming unwilling to accept Enduring Powers - BUT legally they have to do so.
I hope that this is of assistance - if you need further details then please ask