2. Appointeeship - in brief

Appointeeship relates only to the receipt and administration of state benefits. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will, on application, appoint the Deputy and Appointeeship team to deal with the benefits of an individual. Under the appointment, the team can apply for appropriate benefits, receive those benefits and apply them to the individuals' care and other basic living expenses.

Generally for appointeeship, the service user:

  • Will be mentally or physically incapable of dealing with financial affairs
  • Has no other significant assets or income other than DWP benefits
  • Has no friends or relatives available or willing to take on the role