What Does A DWP Appointee Do?

An appointee will initially meet with the client and their social worker to review the circumstances and together they will agree with a budget plan to make sure that all the person’s benefits are being claimed and all their living expenses are covered. 

This budget will then be managed by the appointee who will be responsible for managing a benefits claim, receiving benefit payments, receiving and paying a person's bills, and managing funds on behalf of the client.  The appointee is also responsible for repaying any overpayment in benefits.  The appointee is responsible for maintaining adequate financial records on behalf of a person.

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