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Inheritance and Universal Credit

Jacczi
Jacczi Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I am in receipt of universal credit. I am about to be given my inheritance but this will take me over the savings limit. My Nan left this money to me to help pay for the specialist things I will need in the future.I obviously dont want to lose my benefits and have to live solely on my inheritance.
If I come off UC just before I get my inheritance, then move the money out of my account and give it to someone to look after for me, then reclaim, will the DWP be able to find out what I have done.
I know that morally this isn't right but thats another matter. I just need to know if it can be done.
Thanks 

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