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Hi, my name is neil12345!

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neil12345
neil12345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi is there a 9 month ignore grace period universal credit  receiving  inheritance over £16.000 before effects benefits? I have seen one article saying this . But trying to confirm if this is correct.   Currently on pip and new style eas universal credit. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, there's no disregard of any inheritance for any means tested benefits. Not sure where exactly you read it to but you've misunderstood it.

    Once the money goes into your bank you will need to report the changes. Savings of more than £16,000 means there's no entitlement to any means tested benefits. 

    If you're claiming council tax reduction you also need to report the changes to your local Authority and then this benefit will end.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • neil12345
    neil12345 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thanks you.  This was what I was reading.  Doubt it was correct 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have no idea where exactly that screenshot is from but it's definitely not correct. Inheritance is not disregarded for any length of time.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,298 Disability Gamechanger
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    One thing to add, if you have any debt, you can pay this off without any issues when claiming UC and it won't be treated as deprivation of capital. 

    Although if you're claiming council tax reduction then paying off debt unless it's immediately repayable could be treated as deprivation of capital. Also some local authorities have a maximum savings limit of £6,000 before entitled to the CTR ends. If you're claiming single person discount this isn't affected by capital.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,248 Scope online community team
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    Hi there @neil12345 and welcome to the community.  

    I can see Poppy is already helpng you out, but I just wanted to stop in and say hi.  If you need further assistance, or just fancy chatting in our Coffee Lounge, please just ask or chat away. :)
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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