Any attempt to assign a social welfare book, voucher or other documents in relation to entitlement is void. However, in some cases where persons are underage or lack mental capacity, others may make the application and receive payment on their behalf.
Where a person is under 16 or is certified to lack capacity to manage his affairs, another person may be authorised to deal with them.
Post death claims may be made by beneficiaries and other person’s entitled in respect of pre-death entitlement. Generally, a grant of probate will be required provided that in some limited circumstances it may be paid without probate.