Necessary Documents


These documents will help individuals gather the necessary information they need so quality care can be delivered.

  • Power of Attorney: The Power of Attorney Form will give legal authority over your finances, limited or broad. You can obtain this document from an attorney, stationary store, or private on-line company.
  • Representative Payee: Appoint a Representative Payee who will help with managing your benefits from Social Security, Veterans Administration, or Railroad Retirement for now or the later in the future.
  • Trust: A trust will give someone the rights to your property. It could also be set up as a power of attorney. Consult with an attorney if you are considering a trust.
  • Advance Directive for Health care Decisions: You can access Maryland’s Advance Directive Form by clicking here to choose from a health representative or to plan a health treatment.
  • Physician's Orders for Life- Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Physician's’ Orders for Life- Sustaining Treatment is an order based off of patient’s wishes to either provide or deny life-sustaining treatments. You can access Maryland’s POLST here

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For more in-depth assistance, contact your local MAP office directly or call the statewide toll-free number (1-844-627-5465).

Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.