Can An Appointeeship Be Cancelled?


There are generally three circumstances where the DWP can revoke an appointeeship.

If there is evidence that an appointee is not acting in the best interests of the service user or does not act appropriately within the terms under which the appointment was granted.

If there is sufficient evidence that the customer is capable of acting for themselves and does not need an appointee to act for them over their benefit affairs.

Where the appointee himself becomes incapable. Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that this is the case he should take normal action to appoint a replacement appointee for the client.


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