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ESA: should we declare gifts and monies received?

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TOKEN4GOOD
TOKEN4GOOD Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I AM NOT SURE IF PEOPLE ON ESA MUST DECLARE GIFTS AND MONIES RECIEVED 
MY BROTHERS GAVE ME SOME CASH AND I REPAY THEM MONTHLY 
SO WHAT MUST WE REPORT PLEASE

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  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    TOKEN4GOOD,

    If you get contributory ESA only then you don't need to worry at all. If you get income-related ESA, then I don't think you need to declare this either - it sounds like these are voluntary payments made on a regular basis, & these types of payment are ignored.

    It's also arguable that this isn't income at all, as you pay them back, so you don't have the extra money for any significant length of time.

    Will
    The Benefits Training Co:

  • oldngrumpy
    oldngrumpy Scope Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
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    I wouldn't declare anything!!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,077 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wouldn't declare anything!!
    Gifts do not need to be declared.
    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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