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TOPIC: compensation

compensation 1 week 4 days ago #174427

Hi, My wife receives contributory ESA & full P.I.P. i work 33hrs per week and receive working tax credit and child support. My wife is awaiting a final settlement of compensation for a road accident 5yrs ago and will be receiving £24,000 in the next 4 weeks. How will this compensation affect our benefits? We was considering buying a motor car for £10,000 with immediate effect of receiving the payment, which would leave her with savings of £14000 we will inform the DWP of her compensation payment. Will we lose benefits? What should we do?
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compensation 1 week 4 days ago #174449

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As long as she is only receiving ESA(CB), which should be the case if you work more than 24 hours a week then it will not be effected. PIP is not means tested so it is not an issue.

We don't advice on the other benefits but as far as I know they also will not be effected.#

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compensation 1 week 4 days ago #174466

Gordon.. my mistake, it is child tax credit not working tax credit i receive
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compensation 1 week 4 days ago #174469

Was the accident the reason for your wife claiming ESA? If so, I believe DWP will want to claim back some of the ESA paid.
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compensation 1 week 3 days ago #174537

No
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