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Inheritance and ESA?
Unfortunately my 90 year old Dad has cancer and not long left to live. I claim ESA/Housing benefit and was wondering what the DWP will do when I receive inheritance and use the money to buy a (very) cheap house. My share of the inheritance will be around £40,000, so enough to buy a very cheap house up North. Do I lose my claim, or does it still continue but obviously not give me any money as I will have more than £16000, then give me money again when I show that I have less than £6000 in the bank. Obviously I will not need housing benefit anyway. But the stress of having to start the benefits process again would be terrible.