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- Special Needs Trust Scheme

  Special Needs Trust
  Service Objectives
  The Special Needs Trust (SNT) is set up for parents/relatives (the Settlor) of a person with special needs to appoint the Director of Social Welfare Incorporated as the Trustee to manage their assets in the form of a trust for their children/family members who lack self-care capability (the Beneficiary), so that the long-term care plan prepared for their children/family members while the Settlor is alive will be implemented by a specified individual or institutional carer after their passing away.
  Eligibility for the Service
  Eligibility criteria for the Settlor:
  A parent/sibling/relative of a person with special needs;
  Aged 18 or above;
  Not an undischarged bankrupt at the time of signing the Deed of Trust; and
  A Hong Kong permanent resident.
  Eligibility criteria for the Beneficiary:
  A person with mental handicap (including Down’s syndrome), autism or mental disorder;
  A person who is eligible for rehabilitation services subsidised by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) or admission to special schools under the Education Bureau; and
  A Hong Kong permanent resident who ordinarily resides in Hong Kong.
  Service Fee
  A fee is payable for the administration of the SNT. It will be published on the SWD homepage in due course.
  Enquiries & Application
  Interested parties please contact the SNT Office of the SWD for more information:
  Address  : Room 901, 9/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(Temporary office)
Room 118, 1/F, Lady Trench Training Centre, 44 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
(To be relocated to this address in March 2019)
  Telephone : 2116 5308
  Fax : 2117 1451
  Email :
  Opening hours : Monday to Friday:
9:00 am to 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
  Other Information (for download)
  Service Leaflet
  Details of Service Briefings on Special Needs Trust (Cantonese-speaking)
    (The 1st session on 16.1.2019 is full)
(The 2nd session on 28.1.2019 is full)
(The 3rd session on 18.2.2019 is full)
  Details of Service Briefing on Special Needs Trust (English-speaking)