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How to Make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1

Click here​ for a copy of the LPA Form 1.


Step 1: Donees
             
            Choose your donee(s) wisely
                - 21 years old and above
                - Someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, in your best interests

            Choose what decision powers to grant your donee(s)
                - Personal welfare
                - Property and affairs
                - Both

            If you have more than 1 donee, decide if they are to act
                - Jointly -- donees have to act together, cannot act separately
                - Jointly & severally -- donees can make decisions together or separately. Both types of decisions 
                                                   are valid.  

            Fill up the LPA Form 1 accordingly
 
Step 2: Certificate Issuing

             See an LPA certificate issuer
                - Critical safeguard to ensure that the donor does not make an LPA under pressure or duress

                - There are 3 groups of professionals who can issue an LPA certificate -- (a) accredited medical 
                   practitioner, (b) lawyer, and (c) psychiatrist

                - The top 10 most visited accredited medical practitioners charge fees ranging from $25 - $80, with
                  most charging $50, for the service

                *Click here to find an LPA certificate issuer.

Step 3: Submit your LPA

             Submit your completed LPA application to OPG by post
                - OPG will verify your documents and accept your application for registration. If no valid objections
                  are received in the following 6 weeks, the LPA will be registered at the end of that period. 

Office of the Public Guardian
20 Lengkok Bahru 
#04-02, Family @ Enabling Village
Singapore 159053 ​

*Please submit your LPA application within 6 months from the date the donor signs on the LPA Form.

                                                                                                                                                                                

If you wish to make an LPA Form 2, visit a lawyer to draft the Annex to Part 3 of your LPA.

What is the difference between an LPA Form 1 and LPA Form 2?

      - LPA Form 1 - Standard version that donors use to grant donees general powers with basic restrictions

      - LPA Form 2 - For donors who wish to grant donees customised powers. 
                              The annex to Part 3 of the LPA Form 2 has to be drafted by a lawyer. 

98% of Singapore Citizens who have made an LPA used the LPA Form 1
 
 

       


Last Updated: 13 March 2018

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