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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows a person who is at least 21 years old (“donor”) to voluntarily appoint one or more persons (“donee(s)”) to make decisions and act on the donor’s behalf should he or she lose mental capacity one day.

A medical doctor or a registered psychiatrist can issue a certificate to certify that the donor understands the implications of making an LPA.

Why is it important to have a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney can protect your future interests and welfare in the event that you lose the mental capacity to make your own decisions. This will also allow you the autonomy and choice to appoint a person of your choice to make your decisions for you. It will also save your family or loved ones the duty of having make such arrangements in the future.

How can I make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

If you are at least 21 years old and have the mental capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can do so. If you wish to apply for an LPA due to property and affairs matters, you must not be an undischarged bankrupt.

  1. Download and fill out LPA Form 1.
  2. Call your preferred Healthway Medical GP clinic and book an appointment to visit the doctor to fill out Section 8 of Form 1.
  3. Submit the form and necessary documents to the Office of the Public Guardian. For more information about how to make an LPA, click here.

How much does it cost to make a Lasting Power of Attorney at Healthway Medical?

The cost to do an LPA ranges from $56 to $75 (inclusive of GST).

As for the application fee, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has extended the LPA Form 1 application fee waiver for Singapore citizens to 31 March 2023, to encourage more Singaporeans to plan ahead and apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney. Click here to see the LPA Application Fee Table.

Additionally, applicants are required to pay a fee to engage an LPA Certificate Issuer to witness and certify their applications. For enquiries, please call your preferred Healthway Medical GP clinic listed below.