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TOPIC: esa

esa 4 months 1 week ago #204413

hi I'm in esa support group and pip, my question is if my daughter gives me money to buy my council house will i have to inform dwp and would this affect my esa claim thank you.

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esa 4 months 1 week ago #204434

Ging

The PIP is not an issue as it is not means tested,

If you are only receiving Contribution Based ESA again it is not an issue.

For Income Related ESA, it is not the giving that would be a problem but any ownership of the money that you had prior to the house purchase. So if they gave you the money now and it exceeds £6000 the your ESA(IR) would be effected, however, if they paid the vendor directly then it wouldn't.

Gordon

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esa 4 months 1 week ago #204470

Thank you Gordon but would i need to inform DWP i now own a property.

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esa 4 months 1 week ago #204485

ging wrote: Thank you Gordon but would i need to inform DWP i now own a property.


Forgive me, but I find it very worrying that your original post suggested an event in the future and your latest post suggests that it has already happened!

If you still live in the house then it should not be a problem, however, if you do not then it could be a big problem.

Gordon

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MOD NEXT ON - WEDNESDAY 2PM 4 months 1 week ago #204506

i, m sorry Gordon it was a misprint, i meant to say if i buy it do i need to let DWP know and if they will give me a hard time and ask a lot of questions, thanks.

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MOD NEXT ON - WEDNESDAY 2PM 4 months 1 week ago #204640

ging wrote: i, m sorry Gordon it was a misprint, i meant to say if i buy it do i need to let DWP know and if they will give me a hard time and ask a lot of questions, thanks.


It will depend on how you manage the transfer of funds.

Gordon

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