Read the latest Personal Injury Trust and Welfare Benefits news below

Benefit Changes for 2017

This year will see the introduction of some of the most controversial changes to welfare benefits including restricting Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit payments to two children and a reduction in financial support for claimants assigned to the Work-Related Activity Group in ESA. This year will also see an increase in free childcare as […]

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ASHE Update – Autumn 2016

The new ASHE dataset was published by the Office for National Statistics on 26th October 2016. For periodical payments agreed or awarded since the Thompstone group of cases, this dataset will dictate the level of claimants’ periodical payments for the next year. The hourly rates applicable to ASHE 6115, the Standard Occupational Codes relevant in most cases, […]

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Personal Injury Trust Case Study

Jenny was injured in 2010. When her claim was settled in 2015 for £30,000 by way of compromise, Jenny had no savings and was receiving £100 per week Income Support, £50 per week Housing Benefit, and £15 per week Council Tax Benefit. Her damages would fall to be assessed as capital 52 weeks after first receipt of the award. The Concerns Apart […]

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Welfare Benefit Changes 2016

As the Government’s welfare reforms gather pace, a host of changes are due to be introduced during 2016. The Government aims to save £12 billion on welfare bills by 2019-2020 and, although they have met with some resistance, most notably, the recent defeat in the House of Lords over the proposed changes to Tax Credits, […]

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Welfare Benefits for Children

The purpose of this article is to give a brief outline of some of the benefits that may be available to children and young adults with disabilities or special education needs, and their carers. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 has radically changed the benefits landscape, and it is therefore important to access expert welfare benefits advice […]

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Rehabilitation and Work

The benefits system has seen a massive shake-up in recent years, and it’s easy to imagine that people who need transitional support might be denied it. However, there is still flexibility within the system to provide reassurance and support to people with brain injuries who are keen to return to work, as Lee Ryan explains. […]

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Important News for ESA Claimants

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued a new guidance allowing appeals against decisions to end Employment and Support Allowance after 365 days. I recently came across this new guidance, and it struck me as being a hugely important tool that Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Claimants may wish to consider if they […]

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