A neighbour who was willing be an appointed caregiver(左邻热心女子愿扛重任 成右舍特需女儿信托关护人)

appointed caregiver sntc trust

In 2018, Zaobao covered a story of a family whose neighbour agreed to be the appointed caregiver (similar to successor caregiver) of an SNTC’s trust account for the family’s daughter with special needs.

在2018年,《早报》报道了一户家庭的故事。该家庭的邻居同意担任特需女儿的信托关护人 (类似于接班看护人)。

The family is made up of an old couple (father and mother) in their 70s, a son who stays in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), and a daughter with special needs. As the father was diagnosed with dementia, the mother was worried about the future of her daughter who could not take care of herself. She also did have any relatives or friends to help take care of her family members.

该家庭有一对70多岁的老夫妇(父亲和母亲),一个长期住在心理卫生学院(IMH)的儿子和一个有特殊需要的女儿。由于父亲患有失智症,母亲担心女儿的未来。她也没有任何亲友可以帮助他们。

It was fortunate that her neighbour was willing to step up to be the appointed caregiver to help should the mother passes on one day. This same kind-hearted neighbour also agreed to be the will executor , so that the flat owned by both the mother and father could be sold when the old couple is no longer around one day, and the sales proceeds will be used to top up the trust account for the daughter. The trust funds will then be disbursed according to the mother’s wishes and be used to support the long-term care needs of the daughter.

幸运的是,邻居愿意成为女儿的信托关护人,以提供适当的帮助。这位善良的邻居也同意担任遗嘱执行。这样以来,若老夫妇过世,邻居就能帮忙卖掉老夫妇的祖屋,将售屋所得填补女儿的信托户口。日后,信托基金将根据母亲的意愿支付女儿的开销,以维持她长久的费用。

As the neighbour is neither a beneficiary of the will nor the trust beneficiary of the SNTC’s trust for the family’s daughter, she has nothing to gain. It is truly a deed of kindness.

由于邻居既不是遗嘱的受益人,也不是SNTC信托的受益人,因此她并没益处可得。这确实是一则好人好事。

This story first appeared in Zaobao on 2 April 2018. Read the original Chinese article here.

这个故事于2018年4月2日首次刊登在《早报》。请点击这里阅读《早报》的原文。

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