• Current through October 23, 2012

In a statutory power of attorney the language granting power with respect to benefits from social security, medicare, medicaid or other governmental programs, or civil or military service empowers the agent to:

(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 section 21-2113(1), and for shipment of their household effects;

(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) Prepare, file, and prosecute a claim of the principal to a benefit or assistance, financial or otherwise, to which the principal claims to be entitled, under a statute or governmental regulation;

(4) Prosecute, defend, submit to arbitration, settle, and propose or accept a compromise with respect to any benefits the principal may be entitled to receive; and

(5) Receive the financial proceeds of a claim of the type described in this section, conserve, invest, disburse, or use anything received for a lawful purpose.

(Sept. 18, 1998, D.C. Law 12-147, § 2, 45 DCR 3853.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-2114.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-147, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 21-2101.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 14 of the Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act. See 8B Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on WESTLAW.