The getStructured programme locks in good legal structures around a person with Cerebral Palsy.
Parents will be financially assisted to set up a legal framework (wills, power of attorney, trusts) around a member with Cerebral Palsy, to ensure that future eventualities are considered and planned for.
There are two separate components to the getStructured programme.
For families that have no wills, Power of Attorney, or other legal structures, the Society will contribute up to a maximum of $1500 (+GST) of a lawyer’s bill.
The proviso is that the legal beneficiaries of this structure must include someone who has Cerebral Palsy and is a current financial member of the Cerebral Palsy Society. This funding will be a one-off grant per member.
Please click here to become a member.
For families that have already set up a legal structure that benefits a member with Cerebral Palsy, a grant will be available once every three years for reviewing and altering this legal structure to ensure it remains relevant.
This grant contributes up to a maximum of $450 (+GST) of the lawyer’s bill for this service. The same eligibility proviso applies as in Component 1.
Members identify the lawyer they wish to use (please click here to download a list of lawyers some members have used). Parents apply for the getStructured programme using the PDF form below. If approved, the Society will send a letter of guarantee to the member’s lawyer.
This letter authorises the lawyer to invoice the Cerebral Palsy Society and requests a statement from the lawyer confirming that a member of the Society, with Cerebral Palsy, is a beneficiary (other children may also be included as a beneficiary).
How to apply
Please click here to download a getStructured application form.
Print it out, fill it in and post it to:
Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand
DX Box CP 31005