Ten days left before switch to new Lasting Power of Attorney forms

The new Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) forms issued by the Office of the Public Guardian will come into force from 1st January.

Both old and new forms have been valid since the change was announced on 1st July this year.

However according to the Office for the Public Guardian: “If the old LPA forms have been completed, signed and dated correctly by Friday 1st January 2016, they can still be registered at any time providing they have been made correctly.

“If an LPA made using the old forms has not been completed, signed and dated by Friday 1st January 2016, they won’t be able to be registered.”

“The new forms reflect the responses to our consultation and feedback from users who were directly involved in their development.

“The redesign will make the forms easier to follow and faster to complete. We have also removed the requirement for a second certificate provider, as this was making it difficult for some people who wanted to make an LPA.”

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