Court damages payout and esa

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Nutmegshouse
Nutmegshouse Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited March 2022 in Benefits and income
If i were to accept 8k from settlement in damages from disrepair claim how would this affect my ir esa. 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Championing
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    Hi @Nutmegshouse and welcome to the community. I'm afraid I don't have the knowledge to answer your question for now, but I've marked it as unanswered so that our members can find it more easily, and perhaps advise you.

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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 303 Empowering
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    @Nutmegshouse I see you posted in December last year.  Did you resolve your issue?
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,139 Championing
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    @justpete they joined on 22/12 and only posted once on 22/12 on not visited us since, I always feel it's a shame when that happens.

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  • JustPete
    JustPete Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 303 Empowering
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    Probably should be closed............I'll flag it
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,295 Championing
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    Why should a thread be closed when someone hasn't returned? If this was the case then there would be an awful lots of threads closed. People post questions all the time and never return.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Championing
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    I've kept this thread open, in case anyone stumbles across this thread and has some advice, or in case @nutmegshouse would like to return and update us on their situation :) 

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  • AndrewHall
    AndrewHall Community member Posts: 287 Empowering
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    If i were to accept 8k from settlement in damages from disrepair claim how would this affect my ir esa. 
    Yes,  you will need to declare it.  Payments (other than personal injuries and benefits) are counted as the capital for means tested benefits 
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