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maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
edited January 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Im selling my home im on pip and income related ESA how much savings can i have in my bank account is it 16,000 or £6,000.
After i sell my house and have bought new appliances and carpets I WILL have around £18.000 left  will it affect my ESA ???

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  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 368 Pioneering
    I think £16000 is the limit for ESA
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    markyboy said:
    I think £16000 is the limit for ESA
    Yes it is - £16,000 and above will see the IR ESA removed.
    Between £6,000 and £16,000 you will lose £1 per week for every £250 you have above £6,000.

    So with savings of say £10,000 you will lose £16 a week from the ESA payments.
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    Hiya just for instance say i sold my home and all solicitors fees and  £7000 mortgage paid off and all fees are paid and if i say had £30,000  left over can i use the money to buy a new bed removal fees a new suite new curtains and so forth im down sizeing from a big 3 bedroom house and nothing is going to be any good in the bungalow iv bought will i be able to use the £30,000 to purchase these things which will bring the £30,000  down to a near £16.000 .
    And i dont mean buying top not stuff ??? Most of my white goods are intergrated 
    Will i be able to do this ???
    Thankyou 
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    Why will i lose money from between the £6 and £16000 thought your allowed to have  £16000 in your account ?? Before it affects your money ???adnad said:
    markyboy said:
    I think £16000 is the limit for ESA
    Yes it is - £16,000 and above will see the IR ESA removed.
    Between £6,000 and £16,000 you will lose £1 per week for every £250 you have above £6,000.

    So with savings of say £10,000 you will lose £16 a week from the ESA payments.

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'd advise you to keep receipts for the things that you buy. Once your savings drop below £16,000, depending on how long it's taken to spend that money then a decision maker may ask for those receipts to prove what you spent the money one. Deprivation of capital could be looked at. I'm not saying this is what will happen but just in case it does.

    Also when you do eventually re-claim benefits then you will need to claim Universal credit because all areas are now a full universal credit area. Claiming housing benefit and ESA won't be possible.

    Good luck with the house move.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    Thankyou poppy so i can use the funds for replaceing household stuff iv got to replace  that iv had to leave behind .thats what iv been worrying about
    i will need to buy it in manchester where i live before i move to wales so i have it when i move in my new place ?? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2019
    There's no rules against not being able to replace or buy new household goods but as advised, keep receipts just in case. If you decide to by the most expensive item then they may start asking questions, if you see what i mean.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    I dont do expensive lol
     just 1 more question im down sizing home got loads of junk left can i sell my possesions on ebay , clothes and ornaments and that sort.of goods x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It will still be down to a decision maker to decide whether you can re-claim a means tested benefit when your savings drop below £16,000. There's no rules that say you can't sell your possessions as far as i know.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • maggieomxmaggieomx Member Posts: 131 Courageous
    Thankyou poppy your a star x
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