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Are you missing out on NDIS benefits you’re entitled to?
After an accident left Craig with an acquired brain injury, State Trustees was appointed to help manage their finances. Here’s what happened next.
The Guardianship and Administration Act: One year on, and what it means for our clients
In a year filled with upheaval, a global pandemic wasn’t the only change we were managing at State Trustees. Our General Manager of Financial Administration, Josie Brown, talks about what the introduction of new legislation this year meant for our people and our clients.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme and how we can help
Learn how the passionate team at State Trustees helps clients get the most from the NDIS supports.
Financial Elder Abuse, what is it and how do we respond?
Every year on June 15 we mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to highlight the physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse of older people. Financial abuse is the most common form of abuse and every year State Trustees uncovers at least 100 cases of alleged financial elder abuse.
COVID-19 sparks surge in young people making wills
In March, 2020 State Trustees saw the total number of will kits purchased online rise by more than 260% compared to the same period in 2019.
Social isolation of the elderly
Take a look at a new report that exposes the true scale of chronic isolation among older Victorians that State Trustees and its clients face daily.
Royal Commission into Family Violence
Find out why State Trustees announced its support of the findings of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Read to learn more today.
Safeguarding older Australians
State Trustees applauds the recent announcement on an inquiry into elder abuse by the Australian Law Reform Commission.
New powers of attorney legislation
Learn more about the new powers of attorney legislation that aims to protect vulnerable members of the society from financial abuse. Read now.
When should enduring powers of attorney be established?
Enduring powers of attorney can be critical for protecting the finances of our elderly, but there are also steps we can take to assist our communities to manage their finances before they put powers of attorney in place
Victorian Seniors urged to get a Will this October 2019
In October 2019, as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival 2019, we’re offered a half price Will appointment to all Victorians over 60.
State Trustees encourages Victorians to protect their heritage during Will Week 2019
A vast array of heritage is at risk of being forgotten due to people not having a will. In fact, recent research shows more than half of Victorians still do not have a will.
State Trustees Advocates Against Financial Elder Abuse
State Trustees has collaborated with various key stakeholders to develop a series of educational videos that address financial elder abuse.
Celebrate Older Victorians this October
Victoria’s one million-plus people aged 60 years and older will be celebrated when the 35th Victorian Seniors Festival kicks off this October.
7 Reasons Why You Need a Will
With the recent passing of Prince and subsequent news he died without a will, what should be a time of reflection and mourning may now be hijacked by a litany of claims and contests against his vast estate.
How to Choose and Appoint a Guardian for Minor Children
The birth of a child is an exciting time. A new chapter of your life begins when a baby is born. It’s also a time that you may ponder the fragility of life and the impact that unexpected circumstances may have on your loved ones.
Why Safe Storage of Your Will is an Absolute Must
To protect your final wishes when you pass, and to prevent unnecessary stress for your chosen executor, storing your will safely – and somewhere it can be easily found – is vital.