Direct Payments and Bank Accounts

In order to receive Direct Payments, you will need to have a bank account into which the money can be paid.

If you do not already have a bank account, you will need to open one and a useful factsheet, prepared by Mencap, will tell you what you need to know.To download and read the document, please click here. Alternatively, the fact she can be accessed at

If the recipient of  Direct Payments is not able, for any reason, to operate a bank account in their own behalf, another person (a relative or friend ) could operate for him/her. Guidance on how at a person can manage a bank or building society account on another person's behalf can be downloaded by clicking here or by viewing it on the British the British Bankers' Association website (click here)