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Will my compensation have an effect on my benefits?

Possibly.

If you are in receipt of benefits as a result of the accident, the Department for Work and Pensions can deduct a sum equivalent from certain parts of your compensation as “repayment”.

If your compensation exceeds the capital limit allowance for receiving benefits, you risk having your benefits stopped either in full or in part.  We will advise you before your claim is settled if that is a risk and will probably advise you to put the compensation into a Special Needs Trust which means it will not count for benefit purposes.  We have a team of Trust advisors here who can set that up for you.  It is very important to tell us if you receive benefits.

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