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Simpler, cheaper way to make a Lasting Power of Attorney

Published on Jul 12, 2014 1:30 PM
 
Singaporeans who wish to appoint someone to make financial and health decisions for them should they lose mental capacity, will find it easier and cheaper to do so from September. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans who wish to appoint someone to make financial and health decisions for them should they lose mental capacity, will find it easier and cheaper to do so from September.

There will be a two-year waiver of the $50 registration fee, a revised application form that cuts down on legal jargon and the application can be sent through the post.

These tweaks to making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) was announced by Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing on Saturday at HDB Hub in Toa Payoh, after a visit to a workshop held for people that have been freshly appointed through LPA.

Mr Chan said he hopes more people will step forward to take advantage of the simpler process, and protect themselves from complications down the road.

 
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