Minor Trust

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Minor Trust

What you'll get:

Under the Public Trustee Act, any money, excluding wages and salaries, payable to a child under the age of 19 are to be held in trust by the Public Trustee unless some other person has been appointed by the court to receive a child's money.

Who delivers it:
Justice Public Trustee Office
Who it is for:
Individuals
Who to contact:
Public Trustee
Phone: 1-867-767-9252
Fax: 1-867-873-0184
How to get more info:
Phone FaxWebsite MailE-mail In-Person
How to get the service:
Phone Fax MailE-mail In-Person
Staff available in:
Yellowknife

Note: Staff travel to communities where no resident staff exist.

Additional Info:

The Public Trustee will hold lottery winnings, inheritances from an estate, accident settlements, life insurance payments, etc., in trust until a child reaches the age of 19.

Where funds are required for the maintenance or education of a child, a part of the money may be released from trust for that purpose. The money may be paid directly to a child's parents or guardians or another person as required.

Generally outside of Yellowknife, the Public Trustee may rely upon the Government Service Officers, especially in cases where a unilingual person is seeking service.

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