There are three types of power of attorney in Scotland:
- Continuing Power of Attorney (CPA) - are powers of attorney relating to your financial/property affairs and may be given with the intention of taking effect immediately and continuing on you becoming incapable. Alternatively, you can decide you only want it to begin if you become incapable.
- Welfare Power of Attorney (WPA) - this allows someone you have appointed to make welfare decisions for you, and these powers can't be exercised until such time as you have lost the capacity to make these decisions.
- Combined Continuing and Welfare Power of Attorney - this is a combination of a CPA and WPA.