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How Can Gan Help?


HOW GAN HELPS

  • Take the steps needed to become official guardian with power to act on behalf of your ward (incapacitated person or "IP"), such as fulfilling the training requirement and getting the "commission".
  • Set up a Guardian bank account.
  • Write reports and accountings required by the court.
  • Find services and help applying for government benefits.
  • Make a plan for the ward that allows as much independence as possible.
  • Locate resources that will help you care for your ward.

 

TRAINING FOR LAY GUARDIANS

GAN offers a court-approved training course especially designed for lay guardians. This 3 hour course is taught by GAN staff and guest lecturers who are familiar with Guardianship. Afternoon courses are held in Kings County Supreme Court (January, May, July and November). Evening sessions will be held twice yearly (March and September) at a location to be determined. 

Lay Guardian Training Schedule & Registration Form

Annual Report Workshop Schedule

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES FROM GAN?

Services of GAN are available to non-professional or "lay" guardians. The lay guardian may be a family member or a close friend. GAN is not able to assist professionals or individuals planning to seek Guardian. At present, only guardians appointed in Kings County are eligible for services other than lay guardian training