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Appointee and Court Deputy

The Appointee and Court Deputy Service can look after the finances of someone who does not have anyone to do this for them and finds it difficult to manage their own financial affairs because, for example, of dementia, learning disability or mental illness. Their GP or consultant must provide medical evidence to confirm they lack the mental capacity to manage their own financial affairs.

As Appointee, we will arrange to receive their income from the Department of Work and Pensions (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions) and pay their bills on their behalf. If the person has capital and / or owns their own home, we will apply to the Court of Protection (http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/rcj-rolls-building/court-of-protection) also to act as Court Deputy to enable us to pay their bills and deal with any other matters relating to finance and property.

More information and contact details

For more information about the Appointee and Court Deputy Service, please contact us.

Write to:

Appointee and Court Deputy Service
23 Summer Hill Terrace
B1 3RA

Phone: 0121 675 6979

Fax: 0121 675 6978

E-mail: appointee.and.court.deputy@birmingham.gov.uk

Other pages

Bereavement Services

Funeral Expenses Payment

Help with funeral arrangements

Protection of Property

Other websites

Department of Work and Pensions information about benefits: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/directgov/

Office of the Public Guardian: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

All our adult social care leaflets, forms and documents are free in any format.

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