A legal guardianship is a measure ruled by court to protect you and your finances. You'll have to go to a court hearing where the judge rules on the decision. Depending on their decision - you're getting assigned a Legal Guardian or caretaker (bewindvoerder).
From that moment on you're put under administration and you get a public registration
Every financial instance (credit providers and such) have to check these registrations prior to providing any financial product. During this period, you can only use a bank account that is co-administered by the legal guardian.
How does it work?
Personal account (Leefgeld rekening)
The person under administration has access to this and will receive a card for this account to make their day to day expenses.
Administration account (Beheer rekening)
All income from work or wealth-fare support will be deposited on this account. The legal guardian will deposit money from their account to the personal account for living expenses.
When you have questions about your legal guardianship, please contact your respective legal guardian for further info.
How long does it take for you to reply?
We usually meet your legal guardian’s demands within 48 working hours.
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