If your personal injury compensation goes directly to you, instead of into a trust, it will be included in a financial assessment for any means-tested benefits. This means you could lose benefits you should be entitled to.
Depending on the nature of your (or your loved one’s) injury, you may be eligible for a number of benefits and support services, which you should be able to take advantage of.
By setting up a personal injury trust to hold any compensation, you can ensure you’re still able to claim and benefits you’re entitled to.
We have extensive experience helping clients access benefits and our Public Law team can help you challenge decisions from your Local Authority or NHS care provider about the funding you can receive.