Read the information provided by the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland. Download the forms from, or complete the forms online at the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland.
If you do not have the confidence or the facility to complete the form yourself and/or you do not have the funds to pay a commercial entity Allied Services Trust can assist.
Instruct a solicitor or other provider to help you prepare the Continuing and/or Welfare Power of Attorney and the registration documents. Charges vary in the commercial sector.
At the point of registering your Continuing and/or Welfare Power of Attorney a fee is payable to the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland. If you are on a low income or certain benefits you may qualify for a remission or exemption of the registration fee. The registration fee is your responsibility.
If you hold assets or if you live or are likely to need treatment or care in England and Wales, you should consider preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney. Continuing and Welfare Powers of Attorney are not recognised in England and Wales. Click here
If you choose to appoint a professional Attorney from a commercial entity they will charge for the administration service that they provide. You should consider how you will pay your professional Attorney. If you need help for a long time costs will be your responsibility and can deplete your assets considerably.