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Hi I'm Pat and I help my sister with her money - I have a question about and upcoming FAB interview

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PatCross
PatCross Community member Posts: 2 Listener
My sister is due to have a FAB interview on 3rd Jan.  Whilst she doesn't personally have any savings that would take her over the £23,250 threshold,she is the sole beneficiary of a trust fund that was set up by our late parents to administer her equal share of the inheritance.  She has no direct access to the fund and my brother and I have sole discretionary powers on how the money is used to support her.  The amount currently in the fund is greater than the £23,250 threshold - will this be taken account in her FAB interview?  Many thanks

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  • Deb_Alumni
    Deb_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 180 Pioneering
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    Welcome to Scope's community! It's great to have you here.  Just to get you started we have a How To Guide here,  you can see all the latest posts here, jump in and get involved and don't worry we are a friendly bunch!  

    I am sure that someone with finance/FAB knowledge will be able to advise or direct you to a service/support that will help you.

    Debbie
    Online Community Manager
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @PatCross

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to meet you today!!!!!!!!

    I’m one off the “Community Champion’s”

    Please please let me know how I can help/support you????
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Community member Posts: 6,379 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @PatCross Pleased to met you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.  I am one of the team of community champions who give advice, inform. help new members.

    In response to your question about savings and finance. I would consider speaking to CAB. They have a lot of knowledge, plus expertise.  On benefits and form filling in. Use them myself for benefits. Plus anything else.

    Advice and information.  Sign post you to the relevant organisations and help, support. If needed.

    Might be worth speaking to them. 

    We are a friendly community. Care and share. Supportive.

    Please ask if we can advise further or need to know anything. Some one will know in our community or a member of our team.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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  • PatCross
    PatCross Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Many thanks.  I'll give them a try too.  I'll post here when I get a response from them.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @PatCross

    No Probs!!!!!

    Please please let me know how you get on??

    If you experience any further problems please come back to me???

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    on our site/community.

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