of compensation to victims receiving state benefit can result in
their benefits being affected. Where the award brings the victim
over the upper capital limit, this can mean that benefits will
stop altogether and the victim will have to live off the
compensation award until the money drops below the limit.
capital limits for income related benefits are as follows:
Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Family Credit: lower limit £3,000,
upper limit £8,000
Working Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit: lower
limit £3,000, upper limit £16,000.
details are on the Department
for Work and Pensions