People managing their loved ones’ affairs will find it easier to safeguard their finances and wellbeing after a new online service is launched today (17 July 2020).
Unveiled by the Office of Public Guardian (OPG), the new digital ‘Use a lasting power of attorney’ tool will help those acting as an attorney to contact organisations like banks and healthcare providers more easily. This will improve the speed with which they can make important decisions, such as those related to their loved ones’ care or property.
- online tool will enable attorneys to contact banks and healthcare providers easier
- replaces paper-based system which delays important decisions
- maintains safeguards to protect elderly and vulnerable from abuse
17 July 2020
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