Trusts: Disabled Children

Parents of disabled children are particularly concerned with ensuring they are well looked after.

If a child is mentally disabled then they are not in a position to make decisions for themselves. Alternatively, a child who is physically disabled will require someone to make decisions for them until they reach the age of 18, or whatever age you feel is more appropriate (called the age of attainment)

In addition there may be existing benefits that may be under threat because of means testing.

A disabled child’s trust:

  • Ensures someone responsible and trusted by you will look after your child’s interests.
  • Where necessary can preserve existing benefits.
  • Ensures your child’s immediate needs can continue to be met even if your child has not reached the age of attainment.