Private Trusts and Succession Planning for the Severely Disabled or Cognitively Impaired in Australia

Bond Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 1-25, 2007

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/108

33 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2008  

Terry Carney

The University of Sydney Law School

Patrick Keyzer

La Trobe University - School of Law

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Date Written: September, 15 2008

Abstract

This paper examines the social security implications (and barriers to effective forward planning) posed by the means tests, gifting and private trusts/companies provisions governing payments made to people with cognitive or other severe disabilities, and their parental or other carers. It critically reviews Australia's 'special disability trust' reforms designed to ease these pressures, and concludes that these measures will do little to achieve their purpose. Overseas models and law reform options are examined.

Keywords: social security, disability trusts, cognitive impairment, succession planning, law reform

JEL Classification: I10, I112, I18, I30, K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Carney, Terry and Keyzer, Patrick, Private Trusts and Succession Planning for the Severely Disabled or Cognitively Impaired in Australia (September, 15 2008). Bond Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 1-25, 2007; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/108. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1268514

Terry Carney (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Patrick Keyzer

La Trobe University - School of Law ( email )

La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3083 3142
Australia

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