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Appointee

As my sons appointee his benefits are paid into a bank account just in my name  As his appointee would i be able to have his benefits paid into a joint account in both our names

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't see any reason why that can't be possible. When you report a change of bank account to DWP i would do this just after you receive his payment, then you can make sure there's enough of time for the next payment to be sent to the correct bank.
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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,328 Disability Gamechanger
    Take poppy's advice and leave enough time to allow the change of bank accounts to get onto the DWPs system, don't close or alter the current paying in account. 
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