The Commissioner

The Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents helps parents and children resolve the maintenance issue through conciliation and secure monetary contribution from their children without having to resort to legal action. Parents must strive for conciliation at the Commissioner's Office first before filing an application at the Tribunal.

The Tribunal

The Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents allows parents to file for a Maintenance Order against their children who are not supporting them financially, if conciliation does not work out. The Tribunal serves as a court that will grant or dismiss the parent’s claim.


  • 1. What is mediation and it's purpose?
  • 2. What will happen to me if I do not respond to your Office’s request to attend an interview with you?
  • 3. What is the role of the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents?