Changing a decision-making assistance agreement

You can decide to change your decision-making assistance agreement at any time. Any changes must come from you and not your decision-making assistant. However, your decision-making assistant will need to agree to the changes.

Changing your decision-making assistance agreement is called varying the agreement.

You can decide to change your decision-making assistance agreement at any time. Any changes must come from you and not your decision-making assistant. However, your decision-making assistant will need to agree to the changes.

Changing your decision-making assistance agreement is called varying the agreement.

The easiest way to change your decision-making assistance agreement is through our online portal myDSS. If you already have an account with us, you can log in to your account and start a new variation application. You can also start the process by viewing your notified arrangement and selecting the relevant option.

If you do not have an account with us, that is no problem. You can contact us, and we will help you set up your account, or post you a paper form.

We will provide you with the forms you will need to change your decision-making assistance agreement.

You may need a person you trust to help you to complete these forms.

Changing a decision-making assistance agreement – step by step

You must take the following steps to change your decision-making assistance agreement:

  1. Fill out the decision-making assistance agreement variation application form
  2. Sign declarations, with your decision-making assistant in front of an approved witness
  3. Pay the variation fee
  4. Submit the variation application to the Decision Support Service

The steps you need to take to change a decision-making assistance agreement are very similar to the steps for making a decision-making assistance agreement.

We will review your application to change the decision-making assistance agreement and make sure it follows the necessary legal requirements. We may need to ask you for more information as part of this review.