1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. Isobel19660

    Isobel19660 Registered User

    Feb 5, 2015
    17
    Hi just wondering if anybody has done POA on line ?

    It looks simple enough and much cheaper than going to solicitors but is there any catches ??
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,038
    Male
    North Manchester
    For a straight forward application with no special clauses you should not have any problems.

    Just make sure that you understand the difference 'joint' and 'joint and several'.

    The OPG are very helpful with queries but will not give specific advice.
     
  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,715
    Female
    London
    No catches. It really is simple and you can copy all info over to the second POA with a click of the mouse. Plus the software automatically crosses out sections that aren't applicable (for example if you have only one attorney). You can also save the document at any point and go back to it later. You still have to print it and get it signed and dated, but at least no one can mistake your handwriting for a different meaning! I also thought it was easier to fill in page by page instead of overloading you with guidance notes like the paper version.
     
  4. Sianey

    Sianey Registered User

    Mar 23, 2015
    103
    Yorkshire
    Ours was done online, health and wellbeing and property and finances, it's all worked out ok.
     
  5. LizzyA

    LizzyA Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    72
    Near Reading
    I did mum's on-line. Whilst long-winded the forms aren't complex so unless you've got a particularly complex arrangement you should be fine to do them yourself. Another example of solicitors charging a huge amount for what is something pretty straightforward!
     

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