An LPA can only be made by a person with mental capacity.
Parents of children with intellectual disability may apply to the Court to be appointed
deputies if the children are likely to be still lacking in capacity after 21 years
The parents may also apply to the Court to appoint successor deputies as future
decision-makers for their children with intellectual disability in the event the
parents are no longer around or are unable to make those decisions.
Yes, you can, at any time when you have the mental capacity, cancel (revoke) your LPA.
What do I have to do?
1. Sign a revocation form
2. Notify every donee of the revocation
3. Notify the Public Guardian of the revocation
4. You may also wish to give notice of the revocation to any person that you have previously informed about the LPA (eg. your bank or other financial institution, CPF Board, etc).
Apart from your cancellation of your LPA, it will be cancelled or the appointment of the donee will be terminated in the following circumstances:
If you do not make an LPA and subsequently lose your mental capacity to make certain
decisions, the Mental Capacity Act allows someone else to apply to the Court to
The Public Guardian must be informed of the occurrence of the event. The original LPA (and any office copies) and the donee card(s) must be returned to the Office of the Public Guardian.
You have made an LPA appointing 2 donees, D1 and D2, to act jointly and severally in respect of both personal welfare and property & affairs. D1 becomes a bankrupt.
You have made an LPA appointing 1 donee, D1, with powers to make decisions in respect of property & affairs only. You have also named R1 to be the replacement donee in the event D1 is unable to act. D1 passed away.