Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Income query

 A young relative of ours has asked my advice. They receive income based esa and are in the support group. Their parents have put money in their saving account since they were little and continue to do so now they're in their 20's. Does this count as income? They declared savings when they first claimed esa but not that there is a regular payment going into it. 
What should they do?


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,751 Disability Gamechanger
    Savings count as capital, is the amount either more than £6,000 or £16,000 ? or less than £6,000 ? AFAIK gifts of money don't count.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • starbuckstarbuck Member Posts: 143 Courageous
    No, they are well under £6000. Does it not matter if it's a regular payment? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Gifts of money are not classed as earnings BUT questions could be asked if the money going into the persons bank is a regular thing. I'm not saying it definitely will happen but it may happen.
    Community champion and 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.
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