After my LPA is registered, what should I do with the LPA?

Your LPA is an important document your Donee(s) will need to use if you lose mental capacity and they have to make decisions for you.

If your original LPA is a hardcopy, you should keep it in a safe place and ensure that your Donee(s) know its whereabout and will have access to it if he/she/they need to make decisions for you.

For LPA received by OPG from 1 August 2019, donors and donees of LPAs are able to access a softcopy of their registered LPA, which is in PDF format. They will not receive the original hardcopy registered LPA from OPG after it has been registered. Access of the Softcopy LPA will be through the OPG’s e-services portal. The Softcopy LPA may be viewed or shared with third party organizations (e.g. banks, CPFB, HDB, hospitals, etc.) and their representatives. The OPG’s eservices portal is accessible through the following link, via SingPass.

You should inform the people and institutions that your donee(s) will have to deal with if you lose capacity, that you have made an LPA. These include:

  • your doctor and other healthcare providers, and
  • your bank, the Central Provident Fund Board and other institutions with whom you have accounts (such as Central Depository Pte Ltd, insurance
    companies, stockbrokers).

Do note that different parties (eg. banks, insurance company) have diff erent requirements, and you should with them on their requirements that you have to comply with for them to accept authority of your donee(s) to act for you if you lose capacity.