Either a general or a limited POA can be a springing POA. A springing POA has special language in it that causes the Agent’s authority to “spring” into action at a specific time or upon the occurrence of a specific event. For example, you might create a springing POA that is triggered by your absence from the state for more than 30 days or by a declaration of incapacity made by a physician. If the event occurs, your Agent’s authority “springs” into action. If the event never transpires, the Agent’s authority is never activated.