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Im on dissability care componet about 700 00 pounds a month

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im on dissability care componet about 700 00 pounds a month my pension is due on the 6 september but while i have been onthis dissabilty for 10 years, i had a back opperation 4 years ago ,it was a medical error, and i have just been awarded 30,000 pounds how will this affect my allowance
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
Do you mean your pension?
Or the disability benefit?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

both and if i put this compensation in my bank will it affect my other money

I presume your pension is the State pension only?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

yes state pension,

Thank you.
You do need to declare this to the authorities.
However, it should not, at this stage, has any impact. Your state pension is not affected by your means.
Disability care components is an ancillary to disability living allowance. At the moments disability living allowance is not means tested. There are rumblings from the government that that may change but it has not happened at this stage. Therefore any compensation amounts should not make any difference unless the government change the law.
I would nevertheless declare it to them so that they cannot accuse you of anything at a later stage.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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