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Personal injury claim and means tested benefit

Diablo
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Hi, we have a client, currently on reduced hours and in receipt of means tested benefits.  She is due a pay out from a personal injury claim (at work).  Are there any exemptions so that our client does not lose her means tested benefits?  We were looking at the option of a trust fund?  Any guidance would be very much appreciated.  Kind regards.

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You don’t say what means tested benefits but in general there is a 12 month disregard and if put into trust during that 12 months it will continue to be disregarded.

Diablo
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Thank you Ianb.