A Managed Account
An account for anyone benefiting from a direct payment who doesn’t feel confident in managing their finances on their own.
With a direct payment account you don’t need to open your own bank account or handle any money yourself. The Local Authority will transfer the funds directly into this account every four weeks and we will arrange to make payments directly - including invoices for all the costs associated with your care - to the provider’s bank account. Whether you contract with an agency, or have personal assistants in place, all you need to do is send the invoices and/or timesheets to Just and we will make the payments on your behalf. This account still allows you to have choice and control over the support you receive.
You can either discuss this option with your social worker or contact Just Credit Union directly on 01743 252 325.
There are currently no charges for receiving, making payments or providing annual statements.
To enable us to open and operate a Direct Payment Account please complete the online application form.
Alternatively you can download, print and complete the following forms and return them to our office.
For legal purposes we require two additional items one for evidence of your identity and the second as proof of your address.
Once we have received all the information from you we will open the account and provide you with a membership number membership number.
Please note: we are unable to receive or make payments until this process has been completed.
These terms form part of the agreement between you and us and explain the basic terms of the account
Giving us your instruction
What we'll do if an incorrect payment has been made to or from your account
If you tell us that we have made an incorrect payment based on incorrect payment details you gave us, we will make reasonable efforts to recover the payment for you but we may not be able to recover it. If we cannot recover the payment a refund cannot be made.
If you have any further questions regarding the Direct Payment Account please contact us on 01743 252325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org