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ESA backpay re: contribution to income, doesn't affect council tax, housing benefit?

Hi there. Amazing how difficult it as been to find answer to this to be honest! I haven't ever been over the £6000 threshold before so this is all new to me!
 
Bit today I received backpay which takes me past the maximum amount normally allowed for savings where the housing benefit people are concerned. I did ask somebody who had dealt with my back payment issue, and initially she wasn't sure (as she had never been asked!) but went to ask a colleague who said it didn't affect either council tax or housing benefit so I didn't need to inform them. But because she had to go ask somebody else, I am a little bit wary.

 Can I rest easy? As I'd dearly like to pay back some of the money my family has loaned (given me) over the years to help me out, as I never truly understood what I was able to claim until a handful of years back. Many thanks

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