Disabled Persons and Vulnerable Persons Trust

For vulnerable individuals unable to take care of their financial affairs, the Vulnerable Person Trust, also known as a Disabled Person’s Trust, can provide your chosen beneficiaries with financial stability throughout their lifetime and protect them from the risk of exploitation and financial abuse.

At Paradigm Legal Services, we can set up a trust to safeguard the financial future of your disabled children or people in your life, with their best interests at heart. This includes both disabled persons trust and vulnerable persons trust arrangements.

What are the benefits of a Disabled Person’s Trust?

Their benefits will be unaffected.

Often disabled people are eligible for means-tested benefits such as income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment, or disability allowance. One of the most valuable benefits of the Disabled Person’s Trust is that whilst your inheritance is in the fund, your assets will not belong to your named beneficiary, nor will they receive the inheritance outright. Therefore, it is not factored into any means test carried out in determining the amount or continuation of disability benefits. The payments your disabled beneficiary receives from the trust will not affect their benefit entitlement or support package.

Secure a good quality of life for your child.

Although your chosen beneficiary does not receive the inheritance outright, money or other assets left in the trust will help to maintain your child’s future quality of life. Without the trust, their allowance could be seized, and their assets taken by the local authorities to pay for benefits. Instead, the DPT gives your appointed trustees the responsibility of distributing your assets. With a letter of your wishes, your trustees can manage how the income in the trust fund is used, including when and how much funds they distribute to the child. Ultimately, the DPT offers you peace of mind that your trusted person will look after your child after your passing.

Favourable tax treatment.

If the DPT meets certain prescribed conditions, the disabled person could be excluded from incurring inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax charges that would otherwise have to be paid. For disabled persons above 65 (state pension age), an ‘attendance allowance’ can be a benefit.

With our continued support, we free you from the burden of worry and provide you with peace of mind that your assets will be inherited by your loved ones when you are no longer here.

At Paradigm Wills and Legal Services, we genuinely care about educating people on the importance of making a lasting power of attorney in Leicester. In an industry often loaded with complex legal jargon and a conveyor-belt mentality, we provide a paradigm shift in how we offer our wills services. We aim to supply fresh ideas, clear and straightforward explanations, and a service tailored specifically to you. With you at the centre, we strive to make the will writing process as transparent as possible.

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Our team of seasoned solicitors is always available to offer comprehensive support and expert advice. Whether you're looking to draft a will through our straightforward will writing services in Leicester, establish a trust, navigate the complexities of applying for probate, or arrange for prepaid funeral plans, we've got you covered.

We also do inheritance tax planning in Birmingham, inheritance tax planning in Leicester, inheritance tax planning in Harrow, inheritance tax planning in Ealing, inheritance tax planning in Hampstead, inheritance tax planning in Highbury, inheritance tax planning in Tottenham and inheritance tax planning in London. 

Our goal is to simplify these processes for you, ensuring transparency and peace of mind every step of the way.

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