Is offered to a person who receives just state benefits, but lacks the mental capacity to manage their own finances.
Appointees are appointed by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), and are provided with the authority to manage the state benefits of the client.
This is the extent of an Appointees control.
The responsibilities of an Appointee include
• Claiming benefits for the client, including completing and signing any claim forms.
• Collecting/receiving benefit payments for the client.
• Reporting any changes in the client’s circumstances.
• Paying any relevant expenses that the client is due to pay eg. residential care home charges.
• Reporting any changes in their own circumstances that the DWP may require
How much does an Appointeeship cost?
Unlike deputyship charges, there are no set figures/guidelines given by the DWP when it comes to charging for appointeeships.