The Office of Public Guardian is processing PoA slower due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have a backlog of PoA applications, and are processing roughly six months behind schedule at the time of writing. This is except for critical cases such as cases where there is a terminal illness, in these rare cases OPG have requested applications are emailed.
VOCAL’s surgeries are back up and running, but we advise carers to check the Office of Public Guardian website for weekly updates on the processing backlog.
VOCAL normally offers carers free monthly appointments with an independent advisor, to support them to write and register a Power of Attorney document.
This free service should replace the need to visit a solicitor.
To book an appointment, please get in touch:Contact VOCAL