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Appointeeship and Deputyship

Adults and Older People

What does an Appointee do?

If you do not have the capacity to manage your finances an Appointee will arrange to receive your state benefits and pay your bills. This includes opening a bank account in your name and managing your finances by ensuring that you get the correct benefits and paying daily living bills using your money.

Find out more about becoming an Appointee.

 

What does a Deputy do?

A Deputyship requires an application to the Court of Protection. A Deputyship application is to be made if the person has savings, has their own income such as an occupational pension or owns a property.

Find out more about becoming a Deputy.

 

Department for Work and Pensions

An Appointee will arrange to receive your state benefits and pay your bills. This includes opening a bank account in your name and managing your finances by ensuring that you get the correct benefits and paying daily living bills using your money.

A relative, friend or associate can apply to Department of Work and Pensions to become your Appointee. Find out more about becoming an Appointee for someone claiming benefits. 

Who you phone to apply to depends on the benefit:

Attendance Allowance Attendance Allowance Helpline

Phone: 0345 605 6055
Textphone: 0345 604 5312
Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm

State Pension Pension Centre

Telephone: 0800 731 7898
Textphone: 0800 731 7339
Welsh language: 0800 731 7936
Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
(except public holidays)

Personal Independence
Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence
Payment Helpline

Phone: 0800 917 2222
Textphone: 0800 917 7777
Calling from abroad: +44 191 218 7766
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Universal Credit Jobcentre Plus Website: www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/universal-credit
Tax Credits Tax Credits helpline

Phone: 0345 300 3900
Textphone: 0345 300 3909

All other benefits Jobcentre Plus Phone: 0800 055 6688

 

 

Trafford Council as Appointee or Deputy 

It may be possible for the Council to administer your finances and become your Appointee or Deputy if you do not have the capacity to manage your finances and:

  • you are receiving social care services such as home care, day care or a support worker, or
  • you live in a residential or nursing home care and receive state benefits.

The Council may be able to act as your appointee if you have no friends or relatives to act on your behalf.

If you want the Council to become your appointee then please speak to the person who provides or arranges your care and they will complete an assessment of your needs.

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