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If you do not set up a trust to receive your award of personal injury compensation, you will lose your legal right to certain means-tested benefits when you receive it. This also applies to benefits such as long term care provision by a local authority.
Your compensation need not cut your means-tested benefits. You can have the best of both benefits and compensation - a real financial bonus for you and your family. This is perfectly acceptable to the government and local authorities.
Your compensation can be protected from the cost of long-term care fees when you get older. Even if you do not get means-tested benefits now this can be of great value to you and your family in the future. This is also perfectly acceptable to the government and local authorities.
Local authorities have discretion as to how they charge for providing care at home (as opposed to care in a home). But they should also disregard your award if it is put in a trust.
Your compensation can be protected for you and your family. Even if ultimately you cannot look after it yourself you can rest assured your compensation will be looked after properly for you and your family.