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ESA / PIP benefits affected by circumstance changes.
I am raising an enquiry in relation to my mother-in-laws benefits. I'm hoping to find some straight-forward answers which seem impossible to draw from gov.uk or CAB, so thank you in advance to anyone who is able to help.
My in-laws currently live in their own home, my father-in-law recieves carers allowance for looking after my mother-in-law who gets ESA (Support Group) and PIP (Enhanced). We believe the ESA is ‘new style’ but I'm not 100% certain.
However, as my mother-in-laws health is worsening and my wife is having to go there a lot more to help provide additional care as she can't be alone we've taken the decision to move in together. They will be selling their home and moving in to ours.
Basically what we are trying to find out is which, if any, benefits will be affected by them moving in to our house with us and also as they will then have proceeds of their house sale in savings / ISAs.
I assume (possibly naively) that as we are all financially independent of one another, their moving in with us wont have any direct impact on their eligibility.
My understanding / research suggests that PIP isn't means tested so the savings won't affect that, but ESA does seem to have some means testing limitations, though it's unclear exactly what they are, for example, are her husbands assets counted as hers for means testing or is it only things in her name?