Why Would Someone Need An Appointee?

If a person is incapable of managing their own finances due to a physical or mental health incapacity and cannot cope with claiming benefits, paying bills or managing money they may need an appointee to provide help. An appointee may be required on a temporary or permanent basis.

Appointeeship is a term used by the DWP when they authorise an organisation such as The Money Carer Foundation or an individual to take on the legal responsibilities of receiving and managing a persons welfare benefit entitlements.

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