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What is an Appointee?

There are people in our communities who, due to age, mental incapacity, ill health, learning difficulties or as a result of an accident, are unable to administer the benefits they receive from the Department of Work and Pensions on their own. In this instance, they may need an appointee to provide help. An appointee will be responsible for dealing with benefits, paying bills and managing a limited amount of savings in case of unforeseen circumstances. An appointee may be required on a temporary or permanent basis.

An appointee can be:

  • A friend or family member
  • An organisation or representative of an organisation, like a solicitor or local council

How our Solicitors can help you regarding Appointeeship

At Russell & Russell, we can provide expert advice and guidance on all areas of appointeeship, deputyship and court of protection. We offer a unique service of working in partnership with social services, community carers and families to provide financial management support for people who may otherwise struggle.

If you would like to speak to us regarding any concerns you may have, you can make an online enquiry, call 0800 103 2600 or email or find out more about our Wills and Probate team, who will be happy to help you. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Appointeeship

We have outlined below some of the questions we receive regarding becoming or needing an appointee. 

Acting as corporate Appointees, we’ll be legally responsible for receiving state benefits and releasing monies to help take the stress out of dealing with budgets for rent or care fees, utility bills and other expenses.
For further information on how we could help you or your family member, call us on the number above or fill out the contact form and we’ll ring you back.

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