Some people are unable to properly make the important decisions that life often demands. This could be due to some form of dementia, intellectual disability, a psychiatric disorder, old age or infirmity.
Without help, these vulnerable people, known as Represented Persons, can end up making incorrect or poor decisions, which could result in substantial financial losses, or they may be subject to neglect, abuse or exploitation by others.
Many people are fortunate enough to be able to call upon family members or friends to assist them in these matters, however sometimes this is not possible. In these cases, the Public Trustee is available to be appointed by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as the administrator of the individual's financial affairs.
To find out more about the State Administrative Tribunal visit their website.
Last updated: 11-Feb-2016
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