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Power of Attorney

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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

If you are age 60 or older (depending on the county you live in) or if you need a Power of Attorney due to reasons such as medical necessity, then we may be able to help. 

Power of Attorney (POA) is a document you may sign to authorize a person you appoint to make decisions for you.  A POA is very flexible.  You can give someone full authority to act for you, or limited authority to act or for a limited time period.  A POA can take effect immediately or it can “spring” into effect if you become disabled, or only if certain circumstances or situations - such as if you are on an extended vacation or during a hospital stay.  There are different types of POA for varying situations, but a POA is no longer valid once the person who makes it has died.

Financial Power of Attorney authorizes a person you designate to generally manage your income, expenses, and your assets.  This may include real estate, if that is your desire.Save & Close

Health-care or Medical Power of Attorney allows someone to make medical decisions for you, speak with your doctors about your health, and/or access your health records if you become disabled of it you are otherwise unable to make decisions for yourself.

As of 2015, people living in Pennsylvania who are 18 or older can sign a POA authorizing a person to act for them.  The law also requires two witnesses and a notary public to sign the POA.  A health care POA may not require two witnesses and a notary public to sign it, but it may be recommended.

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