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Will Inheriting monies from the sale of a property impact disability benefits
Hi! A friends relative is in receipt of PIP enhanced DLA and ESA,.(work related activity, disability income guarantee ) and severe disability allowance. Their father unexpectedly passed in January and he was in the process of selling his property. There was no will and now the property is classed as probate and will be left to my friends relative. The sale is still on course once probate has been sorted and when all debts have been paid the monies will be left to friends relative. Will the monies be classed as savings if friends relative uses it to buy a property to live in as shes done some research which suggests that it wouldn't. The guidance stated that the money could be kept in her account for up to six months as long as it's used to buy a property that she will live in and wouldn't be deemed as savings or impact her benefits if this was the only property she was to own. This was on the gov uk site and entitled to. I would be grateful for any insight into this, Kind regards, Kizzy