A Deputyship Order can be applied for where a person has already lost mental capacity and no Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney was created by them. A person cannot make a Power of Attorney or sign a Third Party Mandate after loss of mental capacity.
Deputyship Orders are granted by the Court of Protection where the account holder lacks the mental capacity to run their own financial affairs. The deputy will be authorised to make decisions on their behalf about their financial and property affairs, subject to any restrictions contained in the order.
This order may be appropriate if you care for someone who lacks mental capacity. This might be because of:
It may be appropriate if you need to support someone who lacks mental capacity and there is no Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney in place.
We won’t charge you for registering a Deputyship Order with us.
Please visit or make an appointment with a banking adviser at your local branch. Please bring the original court order with you when you attend. If you don’t have the original you’ll need a copy certified by a solicitor as a true copy of the original on each page of the order.
If you’ve been granted a Deputyship Order you should bring ID(PDF, opens in new window) with you.
A DWP Appointeeship can be applied for where the adult who is receiving state benefits has already lost mental capacity or is severely disabled to the extent they need help to manage their DWP benefits.
A DWP Appointeeship can be granted where the account holder is unable to manage their state benefits. The appointee will be authorised to make and maintain any benefit claims on the mentally incapable adult's behalf.
DWP Appointeeship’s relate SOLELY to state benefits. The DWP Appointee will not have any control over any other funds, income or assets of the mentally incapable adult.
This order may be appropriate when caring for someone who lacks mental capacity or is severely physically disabled and only their state benefits need to be managed. This may be as a result of:
We do not charge you for registering a DWP Appointeeship with us.
Please visit or make an appointment with a banking adviser at your local branch. Please bring the following documents with you, this will help us speed up the process:
For more information, view the actions a third party or attorney can carry out when they manage the account on your behalf.