Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by hilaryM, Nov 14, 2011.

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  1. I know much has been said about the AFCS but did you know that you can ring fence your award to protect it so it will not be taken into account when assessing state beneits and current or future care needs, simply by putting it in a trust?
  2. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Wow Hilary, that is really interesting.

    Tell me, do you happen to know anyone who could arrange that sort of trust?

  3. Yes I do but it makes me so cross that no one tells you this, compensation awards have always been allowed to be placed in trust specifically to protect benefits, the VA should inform everyone of this
  4. I know isn't it really awful that there's no mention of other benefits and how they may, or may not be affected, on the SPVA website . Is there someone you recommend to advise us all about it?

    Other benefits – is my AFCS affected ?
  5. I've been informed that both the lump sum and GIP components of AFCS cannot be taken into account when assessing benefits.

    However, lump sum payments from the likes of PAX can be taken into assessment unless they are in trust.
  6. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    what type of trust?
  7. Military accidents, accidents at work, serious personal injury claims - Hilary Meredith Solicitors

    Hmm that wouldnt happen to be you by any chance would it?

    "Oh by the way Mr Squaddie, as well as receiving a payment from the AFCS did you know that you can make a civil claim against the MOD"

    I wonder how much money you will then be able to milk from the MOD from the subsequent costs involved?

    Have you asked the MOD's if you can advertise your thinly disguised way of touting for business on here?