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Continuing and Welfare (combined) Power of Attorney (Scotland)

You can use this pack to appoint someone as your attorney to look after your financial affairs and personal welfare (health and social needs) in the event that you were to lose capacity to do so yourself.

Your attorney can either take up the financial power immediately or, if you choose, not until two doctors certify that you are incapable of making these decisions for yourself. The welfare part of this Power of Attorney will only come into effect with the medical certification. This Power of Attorney will allow you to appoint up to three attorneys, or a sole attorney in combination with a substitute attorney.

Start by completing the document ‘Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney’ and then use our document ‘Certificate for Scottish Powers of Attorney’. Both of these documents are included in this pack. Please note that the completion of the Certificate is an essential requirement of granting a Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney in Scotland and your Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney will not be registered by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) unless a solicitor or doctor has signed the appropriate Certificate attached to the Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney. The solicitor or doctor may charge a fee for completing the Certificate.

Continuing Powers of Attorney and Welfare Powers of Attorney must be registered with the OPG in Scotland for them to come into effect. You must complete a registration form and send it to the Public Guardian’s Office. See more on the Public Guardian Scotland website.

There is a separate fee for registering a Power of Attorney which must be enclosed when a Power of Attorney is sent to the Public Guardian’s Office for registration. Please see our Guidance Notes for further details on registration.

This particular Power of Attorney is only for use if you live in Scotland and where you would like the same attorney(s) to look after your financial affairs and your personal welfare.

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How to complete your Which? Wills Continuing and Welfare Combined Power of Attorney Pack
Certificate for Scottish powers of attorney (Guidance Notes)
This document creates the statutory certificate which must accompany your power of attorney before it can be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland. This certificate is designed to be used with any of the following of our documents:

  • Continuing power of attorney
  • Continuing and welfare power of attorney
  • Welfare power of attorney

You should complete one of these documents first before completing this one. Please note that this document is only suitable for use in Scotland.
Continuing and welfare (combined) power of attorney (Guidance Notes)

You can use this pack to appoint someone as your attorney to look after your financial affairs and personal welfare (health and social needs) in the event that you were to lose capacity to do so yourself.

Your attorney can either take up the financial power immediately or, if you choose, not until two doctors certify that you are incapable of making these decisions for yourself.

The welfare part of this Power of Attorney will only come into effect with the medical certification.

This Power of Attorney will allow you to appoint up to three attorneys, or a sole attorney in combination with a substitute attorney.

Start by completing the document ‘Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney’ and then use our document ‘Certificate for Scottish Powers of Attorney’. Both of these documents are included in this pack. Please note that the completion of the Certificate is an essential requirement of granting a Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney in Scotland and your Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney will not be registered by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) unless a solicitor or doctor has signed the appropriate Certificate attached to the Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney. The solicitor or doctor may charge a fee for completing the Certificate.

Continuing Powers of Attorney and Welfare Powers of Attorney must be registered with the OPG in Scotland for them to come into effect. You must complete a registration form and send it to the Public Guardian’s Office. See more on the Public Guardian Scotland website.

There is a separate fee for registering a Power of Attorney which must be enclosed when a Power of Attorney is sent to the Public Guardian’s Office for registration. Please see our Guidance Notes for further details on registration.

This particular Power of Attorney is only for use if you live in Scotland and where you would like the same attorney(s) to look after your financial affairs and your personal welfare.

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Continuing and Welfare (combined) Power of Attorney (Scotland)

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£139
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Create an online document
Guidance notes provided
Save your document & finish it later
Expert Legal Review
Check for contradictions or duplications
Support from our legal team
Create an online document
Guidance notes provided
Save your document & finish it later
Expert Legal Review
Check for contradictions or duplications
Support from our legal team

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