Paying for care: Acting on someone else's behalf

Enduring Power of Attorney

Enduring Power of Attorneys (EPAs) were replaced with Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs) in October 2007.

An EPA that is already in place grants another person the legal authority to deal with your property, money and financial affairs when you (the donor) no longer have capacity to do so yourself.

An EPA only takes effect once the donor loses capacity.