Enduring Power of Attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney were the predecessor to Lasting Powers of Attorney for Financial Decisions. They allowed you to nominate someone trusted to help you with your finances, if you became unable.

It is no longer possible to make an Enduring Power of Attorney. These documents were replaced in October 2007 by Lasting Powers of Attorney for Financial Decisions. However, if you (or someone you love) made one of these documents, they can still be used.

Using an Enduring Power of Attorney

An EPA can still be used while the ‘donor’ (the person who made it) still has mental capacity, with their permission.

If the donor loses mental capacity, their attorneys will then need to register the EPA to start or continue using it.

Registering an Enduring Power of Attorney

To register an EPA, the attorneys must:

  1. Fill in form EP1PG and send it to


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