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TOPIC: ESA support group and inheritance

ESA support group and inheritance 1 week 4 days ago #220811

First time I've heard of anyone inheriting money and then paying for the headstone out of it.
Expenses like that normally come out of the Estate (your late mother's money) before you get your share.

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ESA support group and inheritance 1 week 4 days ago #220838

James45 wrote: First time I've heard of anyone inheriting money and then paying for the headstone out of it.
Expenses like that normally come out of the Estate (your late mother's money) before you get your share.


Mum had a funeral plan in place, it didn’t cover head stone etc, plus you have to allow 6 months to pass before placement. It will be coming out of mums money (estate) anyhow one way or another.
It’s been a learning curve for us too, complex isn’t the word.

Thanks.

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ESA support group and inheritance 1 week 2 days ago #220918

Gordon can I ask one more thing, if they do accept me and reinstate (as I get under the 16k limit) me back on esa (support group) under either credits only or under the 12 week rule.
Does this mean when I have to reclaim housing benefit, will that trigger a UC claim anyway? Or if I continue on Esa will my housing benefit also reinstate as previously? The former making my previous questions a mute point.

Thanks again

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ESA support group and inheritance 1 week 2 days ago #220934

idave

I'm afraid I don't, we don't deal with HB on the forum but there is nothing to keep your HB claim "open" as there is for ESA so I suspect that it wil be a new claim for HB and you will only be able to do this via UC which will also mean that any ESA award will be migrated as well.

Gordon

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ESA support group and inheritance 1 week 2 days ago #220939

Ok I did think as much, however this would only be triggered I suspect if I was over the max limit (16k), if I was within this and stayed on my Existing ESA claim, (I’ve learnt that mum has some expenses to pay from her estate) then I would think my housing benefit award would taper in the same way as my ESA award, but crucially staying within my current award.

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