1. Overview

You may need to manage a Court Funds Office account for someone if you’re their property and affairs deputy and you’re authorised by the Court of Protection to look after money on their behalf.

Check the court order that appointed you as deputy - it tells you what you’re authorised to do.

You’ll need to apply on behalf of the person you’re deputy for to:

  • manage an account that was opened for them by court order, eg for money they received from a court case
  • open an account for them

They’ll get a special account with the Court Funds Office.

Your responsibilities

The account belongs to the person you’re deputy for. You’re the only person who can manage it on their behalf.

You must keep to your responsibilities as a deputy when you’re managing the account.

Check the court order that appointed you as deputy - it tells you the limits on what you can and can’t do with the account.