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This is the person, probably elderly or disabled, who wishes to appoint one or more people to manage his or her affairs.
If he or she has already lost mental capacity and is unable to make decisions, you cannot proceed.
If the donor is still able to make decisions, you may complete this questionnaire on the donor’s behalf. You must provide the donor’s FULL NAME (including any middle names), address and date of birth.
The donor may appoint a minimum of ONE and a maximum of FOUR ‘attorneys’.
These are the people who will be able to manage the donor’s affairs if he or she is unable to do so for himself or herself.
Anyone over 18 can act as an attorney, except a declared bankrupt.
You must provide the FULL NAME (including any middle names), address and date of birth of each attorney.
This is a person who certifies that the donor is capable of understanding the implications of making Lasting Power of Attorney and is appointing the Attorney(s) of his or her own free will and is not being unduly influenced or pressured.
Your Dedicated Account Manager will call you to explain this role further and collect the required information within 3 working days of receiving your application. We may contact the chosen Certificate Provider to confirm the validity of the application.
The donor may appoint a minimum of ONE and a maximum of FOUR ‘attorneys’. These are the people who will be able to manage the donor’s affairs if he or she is unable to do so for himself or herself.
If more than one Attorney is appointed, they will either act JOINTLY (in which case, they must always be together when required to act, for example, in visiting the bank) or JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY (in which case they may act jointly, but they can also act independently).
JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY is generally considered to be the best choice.
The donor may appoint ‘replacement attorneys’, who would be able to stand in for an attorney who became unable to act. This is usually only necessary if a single attorney has been appointed. Again, full name, address and date of birth are required.
Who is the ‘applicant’? When the completed forms have been sent to the Office of the Public Guardian to be registered, they will contact the ‘applicant’ in order to collect the registration fee (if applicable). Will the applicant be the donor or an attorney?
Who will receive correspondence? Does the donor wish to receive correspondence relating to the Lasting Power of Attorney, or should this be sent to an attorney?
If the donor’s annual income is more than £12,000 gross, he or she will pay a registration fee of £82 for each individual application.
If his or her total income is less than £12,000 the registration fee is reduced to £41 for each Lasting Power of Attorney.
If the donor is in receipt of certain means-tested state benefits, he or she will be exempt from the registration fee.
ATTENTION! Please check ALL information that you are about to submit (Full names, Dates of birth, Addresses) as any charges we incur due to incorrect information supplied to us, these charges shall be payable by you.
If you need to correct anything, please use the back arrow at the bottom to go back and make the relevant changes.
Remember, your Dedicated Account Manager will contact you to explain and collect the information of the Certificate Provider. We may contact the chosen Certificate Provider to confirm the validity of the application.