If you want to grant an ordinary power of attorney, you should contact a solicitor or an adviser, for example, at your local Citizens Advice. Some types of power of attorney also give the attorney the legal power to make a decision on behalf of someone else such as where they should live or whether they should see a doctor. You can also arrange for someone to deal with your benefits or tax credits case by giving them power of attorney.
If you can still make decisions for yourself, you can make and register a Lasting Power of Attorney at any time. Once you lose the ability to understand what a Lasting Power of Attorney is, it’s too late to make one and your family may need to apply for a deputyship instead. If you give them authority, your Attorneys can make gifts of your money or property but this … Read More