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ESA: should we declare gifts and monies received?

TOKEN4GOOD
TOKEN4GOOD 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 Member Posts: 2,622 Pioneering
    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
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  • oldngrumpy
    oldngrumpy Member Posts: 186 Pioneering
    I wouldn't declare anything!!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,273 Disability Gamechanger
    I wouldn't declare anything!!
    Gifts do not need to be declared.

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