For someone who is vulnerable or ageing, just paying a bill can be challenging. On November 1, the rules for protective supervision changed. This change in the law is both cultural and structural: it allows any adult to receive assistance in taking care of themselves while respecting their autonomy, their strengths and their limitations.
A vulnerable person can get temporary representation. This means that they can be represented for one specific act, like selling their house. In other words, if you become incapacitated and can no longer make your own decisions, someone can represent you when selling your house. This temporary representation comes with certain conditions.
Under the new version of the law, someone close to you can also help you with your daily tasks. This request can be made free of charge to the Public Curator.
Your assistant will not have any rights in relation to your representation since they are not your mandatary or your tutor. This person can be appointed if you are an adult living with a particular difficulty, a physical or mental health problem, an addiction or a limitation due to ageing.
Curatorship no longer exists
If you become incapacitated and need long-term representation, tutorship could be an option for you. It will be adapted to your needs and your level of autonomy, after a medical and psychosocial assessment.
Want to know more?
Éducaloi has prepared web guide to better inform you about all of these changes.