2015 Iowa Code
TITLE XV - JUDICIAL BRANCH AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
SUBTITLE 4 - PROBATE — FIDUCIARIES
CHAPTER 633B - POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Section 633B.214 - Benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service.


1.  In this section, “benefits from governmental programs or civil or military service” means any benefit, program, or assistance provided under a statute, rule, or regulation relating to but not limited to social security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

2.  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 do all of the following:

a.  Execute vouchers in the name of the principal for allowances and reimbursements payable by the United States, a foreign government, or a state or subdivision of a state to the principal, including but not limited to allowances and reimbursements for transportation of the individuals described in section 633B.213, subsection 1, paragraph “a”, and for shipment of the household effects of such individuals.

b.  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.

c.  Enroll in, apply for, select, reject, change, amend, or discontinue, on the principal’s behalf, a benefit or program.

d.  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, rule, or regulation.

e.  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, rule, or regulation.

f.  Receive the financial proceeds of a claim described in paragraph “d” and conserve, invest, disburse, or use for a lawful purpose anything so received.
2014 Acts, ch 1078, §39

Referred to in 633B.201, 633B.202, 633B.203
NEW section

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