Trust Funds/Banking/Wills

Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity): The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins on December 30th 2015. This ground-breaking legislation will result in significant improvements in the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities as their ability to make decisions for themselves will be enshrined in law.  The

Money Advice and Budgeting Service

Money Advice and Budgeting Service: (MABS) Money Advice and Budgeting Service Website The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt over than twenty years. MABS runs a Helpline (0761 07 2000, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) and also

Trust Funds for Permanently Incapacitated People

Trust Funds for Permanently Incapacitated People: You can set up trust funds from the proceeds of public subscriptions to benefit those who are permanently and totally incapacitated. (“Permanently incapacitated” means the beneficiary of the fund is totally and permanently unable to maintain themselves as a result of physical or mental

Wards of Court

Wards of Court: When a person becomes unable to manage their assets because of mental incapacity, an application can be made to the courts for them to become a Ward of Court. The court must make a decision as to whether they are capable of managing their own property for

Legal Arrangements for Incapacity

Legal Arrangements for Incapacity: Introduction: There may be many reasons why you are unable to deal with your affairs. For example, you may be physically unable to collect your pension or you may acquire an illness or disability that limits your ability to make decisions. If you become incapable of

Basic Bank Accounts

Basic Bank Accounts: Some people in Ireland do not have a bank account because of the cost involved or because they have never opened or used a bank account. These people are financially excluded. A person is considered financially excluded if they don’t have access to services offered by mainstream