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Compensation and Benefits

Hi,Four years ago I had an accident at work and 6 months later lost my job because of the capabilities of doing my Job.I now have been successful in getting compensation but wanted to know if my compensation would have any bearing on my benefits all of which are not means tested..Industrial injuries benefit,PIP and Contribution based ESA.The money I will be left with will already have any money that DWP paid me ducted from it.Do I still have to let them know about the amount I am left with or is that only for means tested benefits...Thanks in advance 

Chris

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The money you received will not affect any of the benefits you're receiving because they are not means tested. DWP will already know you received that money because of the deductions taken for the benefits you've already received. Hope this helps.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,884 Disability Gamechanger
    Non means tested benefits wont be affected by compensation.
  • chelseachrischelseachris Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Many thanks Woodbine
  • chelseachrischelseachris Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Thanks for your reply,a few years ago when I took my pension early I was advised by Citizens Advice I didn’t have to declare it as it was below £85 per week and it wouldn’t affect my ESA,Then nearly 3 years later I get pulled in by DWP for not declaring my pension,it all worked out that everything was above board.Hence I was keeping myself on the right side by asking for advice on this situation...Again many thanks for help and reply

    Regards Chris
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. A pension is different. Even though you are receiving Contributions based ESA then your local CAB were wrong to advise you that you didn't need to tell DWP about that pension. Even though it was below £85 per week, you still need to tell them.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • chelseachrischelseachris Member Posts: 16 Listener
    Yeah I found that out with DWP threatening letters regarding the whole affair.It was my 1st time being unemployed for about 40 years so all new to me then...
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