The Types of POAs

Ther are four basic types of POAs that cover different situations:

  1. A general POA authorizes the agent to transact all business of the principal.

  2. A limited POA is limited regarding what it may be used for and/or how long it is in effect.

  3. A secure POA contains secuirty features and is used only by a registered Pennsylvania motor vehicle dealer or by a PennDOT approved insurance company in a motor vehicle transaction.

  4. A springing POA is used most often for medical reasons.

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