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Excecutive to my belated son

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deedee59uk
deedee59uk Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello as I’m excecutive to my belated son , im getting a settlement on behave of his road traffic death 
as I’m on pip and benefits will this count as personal accident compensation ? Will I lose my benefits? 

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,082 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    @deedee59uk hi and welcome to scope and sorry for your loss, as it wasn't your accident then I suspect not, can I ask what benefits as well as PIP you receive as they could be affected by capital ;limits ?

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    deedee59uk Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @deedee59uk

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Can I ask, do you have support around you at the moment? 

    I do not know much about the benefits system when it comes to compensation, but I believe it may effect the capital limits like Woodbine mentioned.

    I think it would be best to speak directly to the DWP.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    I share woodbine's opinion that, because the compensation is for an injury not caused to you, the compensation will be yours (it’s effectively an inheritance).

    If any of your ESA is contribution based that will continue. Everything else will stop if you have more than £16,000 of capital. Once capital drops below £16,000 you can claim but to help with rent you would have to claim Universal Credit.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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