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Finance and appointeeship 

Finance and appointeeship
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Finance and appointeeship
Author(s):

Tom Burns

, and Mike Firn

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754237.003.0020
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date: 20 August 2019

This chapter describes the broad sweep of benefits, other sources of help, and practical interventions such as appointeeship, also known as representative payeeship, to help people with more severe mental health problems manage their money and keep their community tenure. The challenges of access to financial help and complex eligibility rules for patients and carers are covered. Legal frameworks are described for people deemed incapable of managing their own affairs, including the Court of Protection and Lasting Power of Attorney.

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