2020 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 5 - Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 68 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Subchapter 2 - Authority
§ 28-68-214. Benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service

Universal Citation: AR Code § 28-68-214 (2020)
  1. (a) In this section, “benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service” means any benefit, program, or assistance provided under a statute or regulation including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

  2. (b) Unless the power of attorney otherwise provides, language in a power of attorney granting general authority with respect to benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service authorizes the agent to:

    1. (1) execute vouchers in the name of the principal for allowances and reimbursements payable by the United States or a foreign government or by a state or subdivision of a state to the principal, including allowances and reimbursements for transportation of the individuals described in § 28-68-213(a)(1), and for shipment of their household effects;

    2. (2) take possession and order the removal and shipment of property of the principal from a post, warehouse, depot, dock, or other place of storage or safekeeping, either governmental or private, and execute and deliver a release, voucher, receipt, bill of lading, shipping ticket, certificate, or other instrument for that purpose;

    3. (3) enroll in, apply for, select, reject, change, amend, or discontinue, on the principal's behalf, a benefit or program;

    4. (4) prepare, file, and maintain a claim of the principal for a benefit or assistance, financial or otherwise, to which the principal may be entitled under a statute or regulation;

    5. (5) initiate, participate in, submit to alternative dispute resolution, settle, oppose, or propose or accept a compromise with respect to litigation concerning any benefit or assistance the principal may be entitled to receive under a statute or regulation; and

    6. (6) receive the financial proceeds of a claim described in paragraph (4) and conserve, invest, disburse, or use for a lawful purpose anything so received.

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