I am wary of what MartinWL states ... it appears the LPAs for his parent are the standard LPAs with no particular restrictions added .... that makes it much simpler, on the whole, as the Attorneys themselves are able to assess the state of the donor's capacity and act appropriately in good faith on their sincere understanding of each situation
however, an LPA with restrictions added makes acting on them much trickier and this seems to be the case with the LPAs your grandmother has set out
you are right that if the documents have been registered with the OPG and returned complete with the OPG stamps, then they are 'good to go' but only in accordance with any stipulations set out in each document ... hence your dad's problems, as I understand what you have told us
I think you are wise to ask the OPG for their view, as they are the ones with the responsibility of oversight
members here offer suggestions in line with our own experiences ... we are not professionals, and even if we were we cannot give professional advice on the forums here (T&Cs)
sadly there also can come a point when a person is no longer considered to have capacity, I speak from my experience with my dad ... the intermediate stages between realising something is very wrong, and receiving a diagnosis, and heartbreakingly knowing there is no capacity can be a minefield
I hope the OPG can give you the info and reassurance your dad needs
Thankyou so much for this. It is all very confusing where these restrictions are involved! I think it's also confusing for us because my grandmother on my other side was deemed to have lost complete capacity, which meant my mother took control of the LPAs, so we are under the impression that something similar must have to happen in this scenario too as she is similarly incapacitated. I'm waiting for a response from the OPG and an independant social care lawyer, so hopefully they will be able to shed more light on the situation. Although I'm now unsure I understand it properly enough to have asked the right questions!