It entirely depends on your IP's interpretation of your situation. As rayb says, it would be reasonable to treat the redundancy package as a supplement to your normal income, because that's what it's designed for.
It's a very sensitive time financially, so it's very important that you stay in close discussions with your IP at all times.
high alitaylor if the redundancy package was a large amount it would be worth consulting your ip about a full and final offer,if not then like rayb advised you would have to live for a 6 month period on the funds before handing over any amount assuming you started a new job.
Hi welcome to the forum and sorry to hear of your redundancy. Here's hoping you can source a new position without much if any delay. Put your IP in the picture and take some case specific advice. All the best. x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.