The LPA is a legal instrument which allows a person who is at least 21 years of age ('donor'), to voluntarily appoint one or more persons ('donee(s)') to make decisions and act on his behalf should he lose mental capacity one day. A donee can be appointed to act in the two broad areas of personal welfare and property & affairs matters.
Singaporeans who want to designate someone to make decisions on their behalf should they become mentally incapacitated can do so for free till March 31 next year.
The waiver of fees for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1 applications has been further extended to end-March 2021. From mid-2021, LPA applications can also be made and registered online as part of the overall digital transformation of the public service to better serve Singaporeans.
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 & Affairs
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.
Singaporeans who want to designate someone to make decisions on their behalf should they become mentally incapacitated can do so for free till 31 March 2021. ... As of Aug 31, 88,300 Singaporeans have registered LPAs. There are two LPA forms as explained below:
Form 2 is for applicants who want to grant specific or customised powers to those who will make decisions for them and has to be drafted by a lawyer. The application fee for Form 2 is $200 for Singaporeans.
For those who require some financial assistance to make an LPA, they can approach not-for-profit organisations that offer LPA certificate-issuing services at subsidised rates. These not-for-profit organisations include Life Point, Potter's Place Community Services Society and Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic in Enabling Village.