UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
UNIFORM POWER OF ATTORNEY ACT
15-12-214. 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 or governmental regulation including social security, medicare and medicaid.
(2) Unless a 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:
(a) 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 15-12-213(1)(a), Idaho Code, and for shipment of their household effects;
(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 claims to be entitled under a statute or governmental regulation;
(e) Prosecute, defend, submit to alternative dispute resolution, settle and propose or accept a compromise with respect to any benefit or assistance the principal may be entitled to receive under a statute or governmental regulation; and
(f) Receive the financial proceeds of a claim of the type described in paragraph (d) of this subsection and conserve, invest, disburse or use anything so received for a lawful purpose.
[15-12-214, added 2008, ch. 186, sec. 2, p. 577.]