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Hi, my name is jazzyjack!I've been told I will lose my benefits if I receive my inheritence

jazzyjack
jazzyjack Member Posts: 2 Listener
MY MUM AND DAD WORKED HARD ALL THEIR LIFE TO LEAVE ME SOME INHERITANCE I HAVE BEEN TOLD I WILL LOSE MY BENEFITS IF I RECEIVE THIS IS THIS CORRECT IS THERE NO WAY I CAN PUT IN TRUST 

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 286 Pioneering
    Hello @jazzyjack

    Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. Unfortunately, this is not my area of expertise and I am hoping someone with more knowledge in this area can respond to you with appropriate guidance soon. However, in the meantime, I just wanted to say I hear your frustration and thanks for reaching out to us. I always appreciate how much courage it must take to reach out for the first time. I will look forward to hearing from you again soon! 
    I have expertise in the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • jazzyjack
    jazzyjack Member Posts: 2 Listener
    thankyou so much for welcoming me ,

  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 286 Pioneering
    You are welcome @jazzyjack. I hope you receive an answer to your question soon too. Sorry I can't help in this instance, it just isn't an area I have lots of knowledge about! :)
    I have expertise in the following subjects, gained through professional settings such as high level education or employment: autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, down's syndrome, social, emotional and mental health difficulties, assistive technology and education. Pronouns: She/her.
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 4,890

    Scope community team

    Hi @jazzyjack

    Wishing you a warm welcome to the community, I hope you are well.

    Whether your benefits are impacted may depend on how much you receive, and the benefit itself. PIP for example is not means tested and shouldn't be impacted.

    What benefits do you receive?
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,694 Disability Gamechanger
    It will depend what benefits you're receiving exactly. PIP isn't means tested so savings/capital doesn't affect this. Universla Credit/Income Related ESA/JSA, Income Support, housing benefit and council tax reduction are all means tested. If you have savings/capital of more than £16,000 then all means tested benefits will end.

    Can't give you any advice regarding any trusts as not my area of knowledge.

    Could you also please not type using capital letters because it's very difficult to read and is also classed as shouting.

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