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Deppi
Deppi Community member Posts: 9 Connected
I found a message on my journal asking me for bank statements worth of 6 months. This followed a report of change of circumstances I made for getting £3000 after selling a vehicle, almost a month ago. As we speak, today I got this message, the money have been spent mostly to furniture (child bedroom totally refurbished) and 2 new appliances we needed, a dehydrator and water filter, both of which we had and broke down sometime ago. I now have £1500.

So my saving always have been below the 6k mark, even when I got the money it was aprox £4000 and i declared that amount, alongside how I got the 3k.

I dont care about the bank statements etc, I know all is ok, but did I do something wrong? Can this turn to be a headache of some sort?

And, I was to tell them what has been left next week as we are expecting something else that was on back order and will pay the balance. 

So I am a bit confused when to tell them the money were spent, now, next week all has been received? I have invoices with dates for everything and its all from major retailers.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don’t understand why you reported the changes when you didn’t have more than £6,000 in capital. Capital of less then this is ignored.

    I can only assume they are just wanting to check that you didn’t have more than that amount anytime in those 6 months. 

    I can’t see there being any issues because as you said yourself you didn’t have more than that amount anyway.
    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.
  • Deppi
    Deppi Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    I don’t understand why you reported the changes when you didn’t have more than £6,000 in capital. Capital of less then this is ignored.

    I can only assume they are just wanting to check that you didn’t have more than that amount anytime in those 6 months. 

    I can’t see there being any issues because as you said yourself you didn’t have more than that amount anyway.
    I thought I had to, regardless of the 6k. Reason being I saw somewhere (I cant find it now) on my account, an area that it was showing the savings figure I declared when I did the claim for UC. I assumed this amount should be always updated, not for small changes maybe but for an amount of £3000 I felt I should.
    Made a mess, and triggered that now.

    I read people going through that thing wait a while for a response after they sent bank statements. I hope it will not affect my upcoming payment, right?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you first claim UC then yes you should report any savings you have. after that there's no need to report savings of less than £6,000 because they are ignored anyway. 

    Providing you send them what they asked for within the timescale your payment shouldn't be affected.
    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.
  • Deppi
    Deppi Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    Good. Thank you for your replies. (apologies for the past). Be well.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome and no problem. 
    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.
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