The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living in partnership with McInnes Cooper Law Office is now receiving applications for free estate planning initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities. This is possible because of a memorandum of understanding with the law firm McInnes Cooper through their pro-bono program. This program is applicable to individuals and families who can demonstrate significant financial or social barriers. The objective of estate planning is to protect the transfer of assets to persons with intellectual disabilities, so that it does not negatively affect eligibility for government income and support services now and in the future.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the wills and estate planning program your family must:
How to Apply
To apply for the wills and estate planning initiative, you should complete the application form and mail, fax, or email it to:
Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living
P.O. Box 8414, St. John’s, NL A1B 3N7
Fax: 709-722-1325 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before your acceptance is finalized, you need to submit documentation on income, such as the notice of assessment from Canada Revenue Service or other financial reporting to NLACL. You do not need to send this immediately with the application form.
When your application is processed, you will receive notification from NLACL regarding the outcome. If your application is approved, a representative of McInnes Cooper will contact you to arrange an initial meeting or phone consultation.
Why Wills and Estate Planning is Important
For More Information
If you still have questions or if you would like additional support with completing this application, get in touch with us. You can reach us at:
The Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living
74 O’Leary Avenue
P.O. Box 8414
St. John’s, NL A1B 3N7
For more information on McInnes Cooper, please visit their website at www.mcinnescooper.com.