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ClairemHodgson
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https://www.clydeco.com/blog/insurance-hub/article/universal-credit-and-the-cru-who-benefits

i was thinking about this as of course it will sooner or later effect all clients.

not good (and one would like to think an unintended consequence, but i think possibly that might be a generous thought…)

     
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If the claimant has no earnings, which I’m assuming would be the case given what compensation is for, then it may sometimes be possible to work it out….allowing for non-earned income too (eg cont ESA) does add a complication though. I’d've thought there would be some sort of legal argument for those clients left worse off as a result, too.

     
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WillH - 16 April 2018 04:11 PM

If the claimant has no earnings, which I’m assuming would be the case given what compensation is for, then it may sometimes be possible to work it out….allowing for non-earned income too (eg cont ESA) does add a complication though. I’d've thought there would be some sort of legal argument for those clients left worse off as a result, too.

i think Defendant’s will be all over this, let alone us claimant lawyers - only dropped into consciousness as it’s starting to show through on people’s certificates .....