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What is a Compensation Protection Trust?

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You may lose means tested benefits if you receive compensation for a medical negligence claim.

If you use a Compensation Protection Trust the money that you are awarded would be paid to Trustees who would hold the funds on your behalf.  You would retain the right to demand the funds or the income from the funds at any time and the Trustees would have no right to use the funds for any purpose other than for your benefit.  In essence, you would still own the funds but they would be registered in the names of the Trustees. 

Setting up a Compensation Protection Trust can enable you to make full and free use of your compensation without forfeiting the entitlement you may have to means tested benefits


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