Guidance

Agents, appointees, attorneys, deputies and third parties: staff guide

A guide to help staff deal with agents, appointees, attorneys, deputies and third parties in a consistent way.

Documents

Appendix 1 – An example of form BF56

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Appendix 2 – An example of form BF57

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Appendix 3 – An example of form BF58

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Appendix 8 – An example of an evidence of appointment for a Curator Bonis

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Appendix 9a – Prescribed format for an Enduring Power of Attorney for the period 1 November 1987 to 31 July 1990

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Appendix 10 – Prescribed format for an Enduring Power of Attorney issued after 31 July 1990

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Appendix 14 – Vaidation stickers used on EPA/LAP's registered after 10 October 2007

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Appendix 21 - EPOAR Example Certificate

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May 2007 amendment package

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August 2008 amendment package

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August 2009 amendment package

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August 2010 amendment package

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September 2011 amendment package

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June 2012 amendment package

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Details

This guide covers the procedures for dealing with agents, appointees, attorneys, deputies and third parties. It is for use by staff in:

  • the Department for Work and Pensions
  • the Northern Ireland Social Security Agency
  • the Veterans Agency

Why we publish this guide

We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.

Services and information

Find out more about about taking responsibility for someone’s financial affairs or dealing with their benefits or pension for them.

Published 2 September 2013
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revised Part 4 - Attorney, paragraphs 4121 and 4151, and Part 5 - Appointee, paragraph 5210 step 3.

  2. Revised AAADG part 5: Appointee, paragraph 5220 - If an Organisation is the prospective appointee.

  3. Revised AAADG part 5: Appointee.

  4. Revised AAADG part 5 and added appointee amendment summary and appendices 22 and 23.

  5. First published.