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Use a lasting power of attorney service

Shedrech

Volunteer Moderator
Dec 15, 2012
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Yorkshire


'How does the Use a lasting power of attorney service work?

Customers whose LPAs are registered by the OPG (this is the last thing we do before returning it to you) on or after the 17 July 2020 will receive an LPA reference number and activation key in their registration letter. Both attorneys and donors on the LPA will receive these details. They can then visit www.gov.uk/use-lpa to create an account and add the LPA by using the reference number and activation key, along with their date of birth. Once the LPA is added, the customer can choose to share the details by generating a secure access code to provide to third party organisations. The third party can then view the LPA details by going to www.gov.uk/view-lpa, adding the customer name and secure access code. This enables the organisation to check the LPA is valid and offers a downloadable version of the LPA summary to save for their records.'

(with thanks to nitram)
 

MartinWL

Registered User
Jun 12, 2020
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It is very easy. You have quoted how it works. When you want to register the LPA with Bloggs Bank, you go online, generate a code, specific to Bloggs Bank, and pass it on to the POA department of the bank. They then check it online. You don't even have to pay for a stamp.

The problem is that some institutions don't accept this modern way of working.
 

Jessbow

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Mar 1, 2013
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West Hertfordshire
many institutions struggle to ''get it'' when you wave the peices of paper in front of them, never mind something they have to do on line. I suppose it might work for some, but i wouldnt bank on it\

Shall always remember the shamozzle it was registering mums with her bank.
 

Agzy

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Nov 16, 2016
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Moreton, Wirral. UK.
many institutions struggle to ''get it'' when you wave the peices of paper in front of them, never mind something they have to do on line. I suppose it might work for some, but i wouldnt bank on it\

Shall always remember the shamozzle it was registering mums with her bank.
Me too Jessbow, I had to ask for a different ‘adviser’ in my bank as the young lady in question was just floundering.
 

canary

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Feb 25, 2014
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South coast
Lots of bank staff have no idea. I had CoP deputyship and they knew even less about that. I booked an appointment with the bank manager who had obviously looked it up beforehand, but sorted it all out.
 

thistlejak

Registered User
Jun 6, 2020
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The best one we had when presenting the COP Deputy paperwork was 'we cannot discuss it with you due to data protection' We had to tell him he was wrong.