This is the process to file a deputyship application through the simplified process. If you are unsure whether this applies to you, understand the differences between the standard and simplified process.
You may file a deputyship application through the simplified process only if all of the following applies to your case:
The total monies withdrawn from all accounts should not exceed $80,000. If P requires more monies in future, a subsequent application may be made.
This is the process of filing a deputyship application through the simplified process.
If you file an application, you are the applicant.
Understand what it means to be a deputy
Find out what you need to consider and do before applying to become a deputy.
File the application
Find out the documents, fees and process to file a simplified deputyship application online. Within 3 months after you file, the relevant persons will need to indicate their consent. If there are no issues with your application, the court will send the deputyship order to you via email.
(If needed) Attend court
You may need to attend court in some cases, for example, if the court needs further clarifications on your application. At a hearing, the judge will decide whether to approve your application.
If the person who lacks mental capacity (P), is a DBS Bank or POSB Bank account holder, you can apply for a one-time emergency withdrawal of up to $5,000 from their funds to care for their urgent needs. P's immediate family members must agree to your application.
After the doctor has submitted the medical report online through the Family Integrated Application Management System (iFAMS), you can visit one of the selected branches to file an application. The application fee is $40.
If your application form is in order, you should typically receive a response from the Family Courts within 3 working days. Once the court grants the order, the bank can be directly notified of the court order.
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is for people who have not yet lost mental capacity to appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf, should they lose mental capacity in the future.
In contrast, deputyship applies to people who did not apply for an LPA before losing their mental capacity.
Yes, a deputyship application can be filed by more than one applicant. If your application is approved, all the assigned deputies must make decisions jointly.
The application steps are the same, except that the other applicants must log in to the Integrated Family Management System (iFAMS) to submit their declaration separately.