Minister Justin Tomlinson replies to Dame Vera Baird about income-related benefits and criminal injuries compensation

The VC was approached on behalf of victims worried about making a claim for criminal injuries compensation and whether it might affect their entitlement to means tested benefits. The VC asked the Department for Works and Pensions for clarification on how compensation would be taken into account in assessing whether the capital threshold for claiming means tested benefits has been exceeded.

You can read the letter here.