Too late to register PoA?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Tubbsy, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Tubbsy

    Tubbsy Registered User

    Sep 5, 2010
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    Surrey
    My mum signed the PoA forms 2 months ago when she most definitely had the capacity to do so but for one reason or another (my illness and mainly) I haven't registered them yet. Tomorrow is the SS meeting and capacity assessment and due to her recent, severe decline, I would be amazed if she's considered to stll have capacity, so is it kow too late for me to go ahead with the PoA?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,246
    Male
    North Manchester
    You can, and should, register the completed LPA(s) with the OPG immediately.
     
  3. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Just to say, I agree with Nitram.
     
  4. starryuk

    starryuk Registered User

    Nov 8, 2012
    1,300
    No, not too late. We did exactly that for our mum. There was a good six months between mum signing and us registering the forms. There was no problem at all, but it does take a couple of months for the forms to be returned from the OPG, so do it asap.
     
  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
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    South coast
    I think the point is that she had capacity at the time of signing, even if she doesnt now. So you can register it.
     
  6. Tubbsy

    Tubbsy Registered User

    Sep 5, 2010
    108
    Surrey
    Thank you starryuk, I feel so much better having read your reply!:)
     
  7. Tubbsy

    Tubbsy Registered User

    Sep 5, 2010
    108
    Surrey
    I was hoping someone would say that Canary but just worried it might not be the case! Thank you :)
     
  8. Tubbsy

    Tubbsy Registered User

    Sep 5, 2010
    108
    Surrey
    Thank you nitram, I will be doing it ASAP! :)
     
  9. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    North Manchester

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