This is a question that we frequently encounter. It is sometimes assumed that only the settlement sum from a personal injury claim can be paid into a Personal Injury Trust, however, the scope is much wider. For example, if someone has received a payment from an insurance policy following an accident or through a charitable collection, then these funds can also be paid into the Trust. Also if a claim is on-going and the client is going to receive interim payments from the defendant then these can also be paid into a Trust. If the client is in receipt of means tested benefits the receipt of these types of payment is likely to have an impact on the client’s benefits entitlement, unless they are paid into a Trust. The law provides that any money which derives from the personal injury can be paid into a Trust. However, it is important to ensure that only money which derives from the injury is paid into the Trust. If money from other sources is paid in then the Trust will become “contaminated” and the protection the Trust provides will be lost. Contaminated payments could include, for example, payments from a claim where there is a non-personal injury element (e.g. false imprisonment cases), payments of the client’s benefits into a Trust or income from an asset which has not been purchased from personal injury funds. Please contact one of our Trust advisers should you wish to discuss further. Focus on Court of Protection - February 2018 Birth Injury Victim Looks to Brighter Future Strength in Depth Expert Hand, Human Touch Charlie Wins at Yorkshire Children of Courage Personal Injury Trusts – What Payments Can Go Into A Trust? For general enquiries 0370 1500 100 Or we can call you back at a time of your choice Request a call back Phone lines open 24/7, 365 days a year Contact us today For a free initial consultation Freephone 0370 1500 100 Prefer not to call? Use our form Your name* Your email* Your phone number* How can we help?* Enquiry type Court Of Protection Crime & Investigations Divorce & Family Law Solicitors Employment Law Conveyancing & Property Solicitors Medical Negligence Claims Personal Injury Claims Protecting Your Rights Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitors This data will only be used by Irwin Mitchell for processing your query and for no other purpose.