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Hi, my name is Teresajoan1! brother is on esa and has withdrawn sums to spend on house repairs

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Teresajoan1
Teresajoan1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi my brother is on esa and has withdrawn sums to spend on  house repairs so this money isnt in his bank. He is a couple of years away from pensionable age. Will this affect his esa? 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hiya @Teresajoan1 and welcome to the community. How're you today?

    I'm afraid I'm not fully clued up on the intricacies of ESA yet, but I'll just rename your post and move it to the ESA category, so more people in the know will be able to see it and offer some support. I hope that's ok?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,958 Disability Gamechanger
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    More information is needed before anyone can advise. 

    Which ESA is he claiming? Contributions based or Income Related? 

    If it’s Income Related did he have savings of more than £6,000 before he withdrew the money? 
    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.
  • Teresajoan1
    Teresajoan1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    He has done this in previous years with no comeback or alteration. I have no idea which one he's on he has a disability enhancement if that makes a difference? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,958 Disability Gamechanger
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    If he’s in the Support Group and receives more than £129.50/week then at least part it is Income Related. Savings of more than £6,000 would affect this. 
    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.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,088 Disability Gamechanger
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    He has done this in previous years with no comeback or alteration. I have no idea which one he's on he has a disability enhancement if that makes a difference? 
    Not quite sure why you are asking after all it's your brothers business.

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  • Teresajoan1
    Teresajoan1 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    He isnt computer literate and is worried.  I said i would try to find out for him. 
  • Community_Scope
    Community_Scope Posts: 1,084 Pioneering
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    woodbine said:
    He has done this in previous years with no comeback or alteration. I have no idea which one he's on he has a disability enhancement if that makes a difference? 
    Not quite sure why you are asking after all it's your brothers business.
    Just a reminder to be supportive to others as per the house rules. Some people need a little extra help or can't access the community themselves. We're always glad that we can still offer some advice to those who would find it difficult :)
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