Gift from Parents for House Deposit
Hello lovely Scope friends.
My dad has just sent me a cash gift, as a deposit to buy my home.
Because it's over the 16,000 threshold, I have been told I will be penalised for receiving it!
I have been told I will lose all my Universal Credit and other benefits.
This is heart-breaking.
I hope they let me keep my PIP at least.
Now, we have to use the deposit to live on, which ruins our chance to buy the house.
Seems like a no-win situation for me.
What started off as a dream-come-true, has become an awful nightmare.
Any advice or suggestions please?
Serge and Janet
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