Connecticut Limited Power of Attorney Form
A Connecticut limited power of attorney (POA) is a legal form that gives a person the legal ability to make decisions or complete tasks for another person. The term “principal” is used to describe the person that initiates the form and assigns duties. An “agent” is the individual responsible for carrying out the requests.
Signing requirements (§ 1-350d): The principal’s signature must be notarized and witnessed by two (2) other witnesses (who also sign the document).
What is the Purpose of Limited Power of Attorney?
A limited POA gives a person the ability to complete one-time tasks for another individual. It is unique compared to other types because it does not last as long. The document ends when the agent fulfills their duties or it reaches its expiration. A principal can also take away power at any time by filling out a revocation form.
A durable POA and medical POA give an agent power even if the principal is unable to make decisions for themselves. A limited POA, on the other hand, does not last under those circumstances. It is also more specific than a general POA, although it lasts for a shorter duration.
Per § 1-350m, once the agent agrees to act for the principal, they are bound by state law to act in the best interests of the principal at all times. This includes:
- Limiting their decision(s) to only what is stated in the POA;
- Maintaining diligent record keeping; and
- Cooperating with any other agents as assigned by the principal.