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Are you allowed savings whilst on ESA?
I have just received a letter to go to my local jobcenter to see a Compliance officer. I have got to take a copy of my bank statements, current and savings account. I receive ESA (Non work group) and i am on PIP. I am also a Appointee to my sons money that is paid into my account. He is on PIP. Overtime and with the help of the back pay we received we have managed to save up to £6000. Which i keep in my savings account. The balance is up and down, as we use it for things we need etc. When my sons PIP is paid into my account, i transfer £200 into his account, and usually put £200 into my savings. This i look at is for a rainy day! We dont have any family, both my parents are dead and my sons dad died earlier this year. I worry what will happen to my son if anything happened to me, as he is special needs and he will have noone to turn to. He will be 18 in February, and u have always said once he is 18, he can then try and take some responsibilty for his own finances. But now this has come up, i really worried that they will either stop my money or take my savings? Could someone please shed some light on this? I have read that you can have savings up to £6000, but i have only recently found this out since receiving the letter from the Compliance officer. Many Thanks