Do Deputies also provide the services of an appointee?

Yes, and importantly, more than that of an appointee.

If the Court of Protection instructs a deputy to act in all financial matters including welfare benefit entitlement matters. The deputy becomes fully responsible for the management of the customer’s financial affairs. As part of their duties, a deputy will be responsible to undertake the tasks to manage a clients benefits, make claims (including completing and signing any claim forms), collecting and receiving benefit payments and reporting any change in circumstances to the DWP.

If you would like to learn more please start an online chat to discuss the circumstances of the case or to arrange a telephone appointment with a member of the Linder Myers Solicitors Court of Protection team who will be able to discuss deputyship matters in detail.

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