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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)
(The 4th session on 27.2.2019 is full)
  Details of Service Briefing on Special Needs Trust (English-speaking)