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Money in savings till house sale - will benefits get stopped?
My daughter and son in law are both disabled and receive Employment Support allowance and disability benefits. My son in law's parents bought his house for him many years ago. We are moving into a large house where they can live with us and we need to sell two properties that we own, plus the one my son in law owns. His house has sold first which means he will get approx £130,000 which needs to be saved until our two houses are sold, and will then help to pay for the big house that they will own in part. The issue is whether, when they get this cash, their benefit will stop until the time it is paid over. In summary, we want to use the cash from one house they own as part payment for their next home - the issue is the delay in handing the money to the vendor of the new house.