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TOPIC: Inheritance

Inheritance 1 week 6 days ago #230390

regarding inheritance can you help l rent my home from a housing assionsion, very sadly my mother died in my home in fact in my arms suddenly, l find l can not stay in my flat any longer due to trauma. As l have been left a sum of money l could buy a home? would it be seen as being deprivation of capital l have been to my GP as am having flashbacks and this has caused me great distress. The move also would enable me to buy a shared equity property and thus my partner could move in with me Thus give me support my partner does not claim any benefits the Benefits l get are ESA support group HB CT means tested and inharnst pip Are you able to offer any advice thank you

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Inheritance 1 week 5 days ago #230401

Simon

Using the money to purchase a property for you to live in would not be classed Deprivation of Capital but if your ESA is Income Related then you may lose your payments in the interim. You must contact the DWP department dealing with your claim as soon as you have control of the money.

If your partner moves in with you then they will be added to your ESA claim any income that they have or savings will affect your ESA and if they work for 24 hours or more a week then your ESA cannot be paid.

Your PIP is not affected by any of the changes that you mention.

Gordon

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Inheritance 1 week 5 days ago #230408

We sold our house in November 2014 and lived in our caravan until March 2015 when we bought a new property. I advised DWP and my ESA benefit was stopped. On purchasing our new home I got back in touch withDWP to advise that we had purchased a new home. We sent the DWP the bank statements for this period and I got all my ESA paid back dated to Novemer 2014. Hope this helps!
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Inheritance 1 week 5 days ago #230439

Thank you so much, am in a bit of a state as all this happened on the 18th may. l was advised to ask to try and put my mind at easy, Also my partner lives in england we are going to look for a half way place to live eg Somerset i feel a bit like a money graper asking but the Dwp but the great fear into me so wish to do the right thing Thank you so much for your advice

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Inheritance 1 week 5 days ago #230447

Last point, should l inform dwp when l get the money regarding buying a house or before? as am worried they could stop all my main tested benefits and l would be left with no money to live on until probate is sorted DWP scare me l just wish to do the right thing

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Inheritance 1 week 5 days ago #230449

simon wrote: Last point, should l inform dwp when l get the money regarding buying a house or before? as am worried they could stop all my main tested benefits and l would be left with no money to live on until probate is sorted DWP scare me l just wish to do the right thing


You need to inform the DWP as soon as you have control of the money, this should be after the probate is concluded but I can't state this for certain.

Gordon
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