One of the most frequent enquiries Inclusion Ireland receives is on the topic of Making a Will.
For people with a disability:
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 will consultations for free. 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:
“The solicitors explained everything to me as they went along.”
“They listened to me very much. I thought they were excellent.”
“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 Yvonne O'Sullivan, Advocacy Project Worker, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01 855 9891.
For parents of people with disabilities, there are many considerations:
Social Protection payments
Disability Allowance Means Test
Ward of Court Issues
Guardianship (involving children)
Disabled people have the same rights as others to make a will.
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.
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