Help managing your money

Deputy services

A deputy is a person or organisation the Court of Protection has approved to receive your state benefits, pay your bills and make decisions about your affairs if you become unable to manage them yourself or you have no family or friends able to help you.

The duties of the deputy include opening a bank account in your name, making sure you receive the correct benefits, paying your daily living bills using your money and dealing with your tenancy. A relative, friend or associate can apply to the Court of Protection to become your deputy.

Further details are available on the GOV.UK website.

Who to contact

Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
London
WC1A 9JA

T: 0300 456 4600
W: The Court of Protection

Further sources of information and advice

Appointee services

An appointee is a person or organisation the Department for Work and Pensions has approved to receive your state benefits and pay your bills if you become unable to manage them yourself and have no family or friends able to help you.

The duties of the appointee include opening a bank account in your name, making sure you receive the correct benefits, and paying your daily living bills using your money. A relative, friend, associate, or an organisation (or representative of an organisation, eg a solicitor) can apply to the Department for Work and Pensions to become your appointee.

Further details are available on the GOV.UK website.

Who to contact

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Pension Service
PO Box 13
Birmingham
B99 1AP

T: 0845 606 0265
W: The Department for Work and Pensions

Further sources of information and advice

 

Page last updated: 23 August 2018