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Will a small inheritance affect Pip & DLA

Ladystarbar1
Ladystarbar1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello, my nan passed away in January and my auntie has said my nan left £1500 for each grandchild. I'm on Pip and my son is on Dla. Will this affect any benefits as it's not a large amount? Who do I notify? Every phoneline will be busy at the moment.

Thank you. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 29,732 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    I'm sorry to hear that!

    PIP and DLA are not means tested so the inheritance will not affect either of those.

    However, if you're claiming any other means tested benefits like ESA/JSA/ Income Support, housing benefits/council tax reduction or Universal Credit, then if the money takes your total savings to £6,000 or more then you'll need to report the changes and you'll see a reduction in your benefits. If it brings your total savings to £16,000 or more then you won't be entitled to any means tested benefits.

    Hope this helps.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ladystarbar1

    Good Evening & Welcome ??

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    It’s great to see that you have meet Poppy she is very very good with anything in & around Benefits.

    Please please let me know if you need any further help/advice??

    @steve51
  • Ladystarbar1
    Ladystarbar1 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you so much for your prompt replies Poppy and Steve. Very useful and helpful information.

    Kind Regards 
    Georgina 

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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Ladystarbar1

    No probs it’s my Pleasure ??

    Please please keep in touch my friend ??

    @steve51

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