Making a Will

Making A Will

One of the most frequent enquiries Inclusion Ireland receive is on the topic of Making a Will.

People with disabilities

If you are a person with a disability and would like to make a will, we have partnered with PILA’s pro-bono referral scheme, LinkedIn and Mason, Hayes & Curran solicitors to offer free will consultations. All the solicitors who take part have received training on disability and communication.

Participants in the project  have described the experience as a positive one saying: “The solicitors explained everything to me as they went along”; “They listened to me very much. I thought they were excellent”; and “I asked a few questions and if I couldn’t understand they explained it to me.”

The project is open to people with disabilities and appointments are made by contacting our Training & Development Officer Sarah Lennon via sarah@inclusionireland.ie or (01) 8559891 

For parents of people with disabilities there are many considerations.

  • Social Protection payments
  • Disability Allowance Means Test
  • Ward of Court Issues
  • Guardianship (involving children)
  • Living arrangements
  • Trust Funds

Individuals with Disabilities have the same rights as others to make a will.

Best Will Week 2016

This year's Best Will Week will be taking place between Monday, October 31st and Friday, November 4th. Click here for more information.

During this week, participating solicitors across Ireland (over 500 of them are registered) offer a free or inexpensive will consultation. Please make sure to discuss any fee when making an appointment. 

People availing of the scheme are asked to make a donation to charity.

For more information on ‘Best Will Week’ contact the Best Will official website

Guides and Fact Sheets

Inclusion Ireland has prepared two guides on making wills, and these guides are designed to be used in conjunction with legal advice from your solicitor. 

Easy to Read Guide to making a Will 

Financial Matters Fact Sheet

For more information or to request an information talk, contact Inclusion Ireland's Training & Development Officer Sarah Lennon on sarah@inclusionireland.ie or (01) 8559891.

Other Useful Info

Disability Allowance Means Test

Discretionary Trust Tax Information

Free Legal Advice Guide to Wills and Intestacy