Lasting Power of attorney document lost, I don’t know what to do
in Disability money matters
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My Mum took out a lasting power of attorney wealth and finance for me in 2013 and it breaks my heart to know that I need it now to sort out financial affairs. She has lost capacity and cannot remember where she has put the documents. I have the notification advising I am registered with the office of the public guardian but on speaking to the bank they need the document itself. I cannot get through to the OPG I was 27th in a queue after 20 minutes and the same after 30 minutes. Would they have a copy of it even if I could get through and would that be sufficient? I just can’t think straight and I am having to deal with selling everything she has including her home to cover the care costs, the missing LPA has turned things into a nightmare. Any help and guidance is gratefully received
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I would have a search as much as possible through all her paperwork. It's likely you will need to deal with other things so it can't hurt to know what's where, even if you don't turn up any LPA paperwork.
Secondly, what time of the day did you try to call the OPG? Try again first thing in the morning maybe? Or try again at different times of the day, or simply put the phone on speaker or whatever and just wait.
Try calling when the OPG first opens and stay in the queue or look on their website to see how to obtain a copy.
If you have made your own LPA ( it is never to early to do so) or are planning to do so once you have received the registered forms from the OPG make certified copies and give one to your attorneys or make sure they know where to find them in advance.