Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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ESA: should we declare gifts and monies received?

TOKEN4GOODTOKEN4GOOD Member Posts: 2 Listener
I AM NOT SURE IF PEOPLE ON ESA MUST DECLARE GIFTS AND MONIES RECIEVED 
MY BROTHERS GAVE ME SOME CASH AND I REPAY THEM MONTHLY 
SO WHAT MUST WE REPORT PLEASE

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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    TOKEN4GOOD,

    If you get contributory ESA only then you don't need to worry at all. If you get income-related ESA, then I don't think you need to declare this either - it sounds like these are voluntary payments made on a regular basis, & these types of payment are ignored.

    It's also arguable that this isn't income at all, as you pay them back, so you don't have the extra money for any significant length of time.

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  • oldngrumpyoldngrumpy Member Posts: 32 Courageous
    I wouldn't declare anything!!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I wouldn't declare anything!!
    Gifts do not need to be declared.
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