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Press Releases

6 Mar 2024

Amendments To The Mental Capacity Act To Ensure Validity Of Lasting Powers Of Attorney Made Electronically

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has introduced amendments to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) in Parliament on 6 March 2024 to make clear that all electronic Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) certified between 14 November 2022 and 4 January 2024 are valid.

 



14 Feb 2024

Office of the Public Guardian to Issue Refunds for GST Wrongly Charged on Certain Fees

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has ceased the charging of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on two applications: (a) to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA); and (b) to register as a Professional Deputy (PD) with effect from 14 February 2024.

 



7 Nov 2022

New Online Portal for LPA

With effect from 14 November 2022, individuals can make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with greater ease, convenience, and security using a new Office of the Public Guardian Online system (OPGO).

 



21 Sep 2018

Launch of Professional Deputies and Donees Scheme

The Office of the Public Guardian has launched the Professional Deputies and Donees scheme to allow registered professionals in the community to step up and provide assistance to persons who lack family support.

 



28 Jun 2018

Lasting Power of Attorney Application Fees Waived for Two More Years

‚ÄčThe Office of the Public Guardian has extended the fee waiver for Lasting Power of Attorney Form 1 applications by Singapore Citizens until 31 August 2020.

 



21 May 2018

New Certification Course to Train Professionals Who Wish to Register as Professional Deputies

The Ministry of Social and Family Development is launching a certification course to train professionals who wish to register as professional deputies and donees.