Capital deprivation and Income Support


My client currently gets Income Support. Her dad died a few months ago and the will stipulates the house is to be sold and client is due to receive an inheritance of £60,000 (house has now been sold). My client wants to give this capital to her daughter to help her buy a house. Is there any way my client can do this and avoid the deprivation of capital rules? Her brother is the executor of the will. I assume even if her brother paid the client’s £60,000 directly to the client’s daughter, the client would still need to declare to IS that she is / was the beneficial owner of this capital and this could stop her benefit and be treated as notional income? Or would the client be okay if the money never goes into her bank account?



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