Singaporeans who plan to apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) - which allows an appointed person to make medical and financial decisions on your behalf should you lose mental capacity – will not have to pay the S$75 fee for the most common type of application for another two years.
The application fees for LPA Form 1 will be waived for a further two years until end-Aug 2020.
The LPA Form 1 allows donors to grant general powers with basic restrictions to donees. A separate application, Form 2, allows donors to grant customised and specific powers to their donees, and has to be drafted by a lawyer.
As of Mar 31, 2018, more than 43,000 people have submitted LPA applications to the Office of the Public Guardian.