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Ash, Solicitor
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I have just received a substatial criminal compensation pay

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I have just received a substatial criminal compensation pay out. will this effect my pension credit?

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Alex Watts : I am sorry but the short answer is yes
Alex Watts : When you apply your income is worked out. This includes:State Pension (basic and additional)other pensionsmost social security benefits, eg Carer’s Allowancesavings, investments over £10,000 - for these £1 is counted for every £500 or part £500earnings
Alex Watts : Please see for more information.
Alex Watts : so if you get are getting over £10,000 you get £1 reduced for every additional £509
Alex Watts : £500
Alex Watts : I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you but I have a duty to be honest.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Hello Alex


No this does not answer my question, the question is will they stop my pension credit? The compensation is not savings or earnings.


No this does not answer my question. The compensation is not savings or earnings. will dwp stop my pension credit?

Alex Watts : It depends on how much you are getting but yes they could.
Alex Watts : For an eligibility calcultor please visit
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Alex Watts : This will tell you what you would be entitled to in advance.
Alex Watts : Does that clarify matters?
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