By Lawyers has expanded our comprehensive Companies, Trusts and Partnerships guide to include commentary and precedents covering special disability trusts.
A special disability trust can be established to provide for the care and accommodation of a disabled family member and if compliant will allow the disabled beneficiary of the trust to retain their full entitlement to a Centrelink pension. There are also generous concessions for contributions to a compliant special disability trust.
The commentary covers everything a practitioner needs to know about establishing a special disability trust for their clients, including:
- beneficiary eligibility requirements;
- contribution and concession guidelines; and
- the permitted use of special disability trust funds.
The By Lawyers Special Disability Trust Deed is provided and includes all of the mandatory clauses from the model trust deed for special disability trusts published by the Department of Social Services, as required to comply with the Social Security Act 1991 and the Social Security (Special Disability Trust) Guidelines 2011.