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Giving Other People Authority to Help You Manage Your Affairs

There are formal and informal ways to give someone permission to help us manage our financial affairs. If you decide to take a more formal step, this information sheet outlines some common options. All of them can be helpful but, in the wrong hands, they can also be harmful.

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Seniors First BC (formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support)
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power of attorney, representation agreement, Community and Justice System Working Together Education Kit