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Welfare Power of Attorney (Scotland)

This document allows you to appoint someone to act as your attorney to look after your health and social needs in the event that you lose capacity to do so yourself.

This particular Power of Attorney (POA) will only permit your attorney(s) to look after your personal welfare. If you would like to appoint an attorney to look after your financial affairs, you should use the Continuing Power of Attorney, or if you would like to appoint the same attorney(s) to look after both your financial affairs and your personal welfare, the Continuing and Welfare (combined) Power of Attorney.

Welfare Powers of Attorney must be registered with the OPG in Scotland for them to be brought into effect. There is a separate fee for registration and the details can be found on OPG (Scotland) website. This power will only come into effect when two doctors certify that you are incapable of making decisions for yourself.

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

This document is only suitable for use if you live in Scotland.

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Welfare power of attorney (Guidance Notes)

This document allows you to appoint someone to act as your attorney to look after your health and social needs in the event that you lose capacity to do so yourself.

This particular Power of Attorney (POA) will only permit your attorney(s) to look after your personal welfare. If you would like to appoint an attorney to look after your financial affairs, you should use the Continuing Power of Attorney, or if you would like to appoint the same attorney(s) to look after both your financial affairs and your personal welfare, the Continuing and Welfare (combined) Power of Attorney.

Start by completing the document ‘Welfare Power of Attorney’ and then use our document ‘Certificate for Scottish Powers of Attorney’ which is included in this pack. Please note that the completion of the Certificate is an essential requirement of granting a Welfare Power of Attorney in Scotland and your 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 Welfare Power of Attorney. The solicitor or doctor may charge a fee for completing the Certificate.

Welfare Powers of Attorney must be registered with the OPG in Scotland for them to be brought into effect. There is a separate fee for registration. This power will only come into effect when two doctors certify that you are incapable of making decisions for yourself.

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

This document is only suitable for use if you live in Scotland."

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Welfare Power of Attorney (Scotland)

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Welfare Power of Attorney (Scotland)

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