LPA and Dept of Work and Pensions

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  1. Roxymoo

    Roxymoo Registered User

    Apr 13, 2019
    26
    Hi
    I know we need to inform DWP of the LPA we have in place for my Dad, does anyone know how we do this? Do we just send in the certified copy? Or do I need to call them first? Sorry if this has been asked before, just can’t seem to find answer! Registering it with the bank was easy as we just walked into branch with the original LPA.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Louise7

    Louise7 Registered User

    Mar 25, 2016
    1,068
    I rang the relevant benefits sections to inform them and just needed to send one certified copy which they scanned and returned. Best to give them a call first so that you get the right address to send it to as they have loads of different departments. I got a copy of the original certified by the local Job Centre - they will do this for free for DWP benefits purposes - but if you've already got a certified copy send that.
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Male
    North Manchester
  4. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    637
    Male
    Leamington Spa
    As @nitram says visit your jobcentre I visited them 2 years ago and the chap scanned the lpa and sent it to the appropriate department for us
     
  5. Roxymoo

    Roxymoo Registered User

    Apr 13, 2019
    26
    Great thank you, had no idea job centre could help with that.
     
  6. Normaleila

    Normaleila Registered User

    Jun 4, 2016
    653
    I did it by post. Quoted ref on my aunt's pension and her NI number.
     
  7. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    637
    Male
    Leamington Spa
    Hi when you send the LPA to utility companies,private pension companies etc,include a cover note telling them that the LPA needs to be returned to you,it won't take long to send all those copies and at least everything has been done properly then
     
  8. Agzy

    Agzy Registered User

    Nov 16, 2016
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    Moreton, Wirral. UK.
    It never occurred to me to even inform them of the LPA so thank and will do but what are implications had I not known?
     
  9. Sirena

    Sirena Registered User

    Feb 27, 2018
    1,414
    Female
    I only informed the DWP I had LPA when I applied for Attendance Allowance on my mother's behalf.
    They were extremely efficient and one of the few places where I had absolutely no problems - they returned the LPA very quickly. I was surprised to find the info must have filtered into other departments because they noted she is now in a care home and sent her the correct rate of Winter Fuel payment last year.
     

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