Giving money away while on UC
Asking for a friend as she has no online access. My friend is in a position where she has to sell her house because of a marriage split. The house was to be left to her 3 sons but because of the split her ex hubbie has forced the sell of the house. She wants to give her half of the sale proceeds to her 3 sons ,we reckon around the £25,000 mark between them ,but has been told by UC that it may affect her benefit. She gets the disability part of UC and housing benefit paid by UC. Basically they say that if she has gained capital and gives it away ,or pays debts with it , thers a chance it could affect her UC in the future. Anyone had any expierence with this or be able to elaborate on it. The money was to be for the 3 sons eventually but because of circumstances the house is being sold and she finds herself in a position where if she does give the money away it will affect her UC and if she keeps it for herself it will affect her UC. She is still adamant that the 3 sons get the money from her half of the house as that was the main reason she bought it in the first place ,so the sons would have something. Is there any way she can gift the money to them without affecting her UC.
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