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Includes information about allowing someone else to act on a person's behalf in signing cheques, agreeing contracts and other activities. Includes enduring powers of attorney where a person can authorise someone else to act for him if he becomes mentally incapable of handling his own affairs.

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Powers of attorney

Giving someone the legal power to act on your behalf, including authorising someone in case you become incapable of managing your own affairs in the future. Your responsibilities if you have power of attorney for somebody else.

6 Legal arrangements for managing your financial affairs (PDF)

How to arrange for someone to collect your pension for you if you can't get to the post office or bank. Also explains how to arrange for someone to deal with your money and property, if at some point in the future you are unable to deal with it yourself.
Provided by Age Concern
3 Managing financial affairs for someone else

Information on enduring and ordinary power of attorney and appointees for social security benefits.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
4 Financial and legal tips

Tips about organising your financial and legal affairs so that, if neccessary, they can be looked after by another person in the future. Includes details of power of attorney and appointeeship.
Provided by Alzheimer's Society
7 Making decisions about your health, welfare and finances. Who decides when you can't? (PDF)

Information about the new Mental Capacity Act which comes into force from April 2007. The Act will affect anyone who is unable to make some or all decisions for themselves.
Provided by Department for Constitutional Affairs- DCA
1 Dealing with someone else's affairs

The arrangements that you have to make to help someone deal with their affairs. Usually, the help they need is with financial affairs, but it can also be with things like healthcare.
Provided by CLS Direct

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Dealing with Someone Else's Affairs
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Last Updated: 19 Aug 07





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