Appointment of agent
Any client of the Ministry of Social Development can apply for another person or organisation to officially act on their behalf for specific services and functions.
What is ‘appointment of agent’?
‘Appointment of agent’ is the official process for choosing someone to act on your behalf. For example, to apply for financial assistance, update your details or receive your mail.
Who can apply to appoint an agent?
You’re responsible for choosing your agent and deciding what they can or can’t do. Your agent can be a person or an organisation.
However, who you choose as your agent must agree to act on your behalf.
Why is the appointment of agent process important?
The appointment of agent process gives you confidence around the privacy and security of your personal information and allows you to decide what your agent can and can’t do on your behalf.