Probate Courts appoint conservators to oversee the finances and/or personal care of adults who are unable to manage their own affairs. Publications outlining the duties of conservators are posted below.
Many conservators serve without compensation. In more complex cases and cases in which no family member is available to serve, the conservator may be paid from the income and assets of the conserved person. If the conserved person is indigent, the conservator is paid from the Probate Court Administration Fund.
The fee schedule for conservators serving indigent individuals and a blank conservator invoice form are located below. The fee schedule contains instructions on how to complete the invoice. Assign a unique invoice number to each invoice and submit the invoice to the Probate Court within six months from the date services are rendered. Services provided outside of the six-month window will not be paid.
If you wish to be a conservator for indigent clients in the Probate system, please complete and return two forms to Probate Court Administration: the State of Connecticut Agency Vendor Form (SP-26NB) and the W-9 (see below). They are also available at www.das.state.ct.us Vendor Profile Form SP-26NB.
The tax identification number, business entity, name and address must match on all forms for you to be set up in the accounts payable system.
Please mail these forms to the Office of the Probate Court Administrator.
For answers to frequently asked questions, please click here: Conservator FAQs
Contract Conservator Program - Click Here for More Information!
Probate Court Administration launched the Contract Conservator Program in 2016 for individuals and organizations that serve as conservator for a large number of cases. The program aims to improve efficiency by paying contract conservators a flat monthly fee per indigent conserved person rather than an hourly rate.
Individuals wishing to serve as conservator for indigent conserved persons must complete a State of Connecticut Agency Vendor Form and W-9 form (see below). Please mail the forms to the Office of the Probate Court Administrator, 186 Newington Road, West Hartford, CT 06110.The Comptroller’s Office offers Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) of payments and a Vendor Self-Service website for accounts payable information. Conservators who would like to participate in these services should send the ETF form and a copy of the W-9 to the address at the top of the EFT form. The forms are located below.
Please contact Probate Court Administration if you have any questions.