Rate of spending inheritance when on benefits
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Hello all, I'm after some advice regarding my little dilemma. My family have recieved some inheritance and we claim benefits for disability, not only pip but obviously what else comes with universal credit. As per the rules we have informed the DWP and are currently living off the money, I'd like to discuss what I can only describe as a grey area after hours of research. We have 22k and we are aware the sum must be spent at a reasonable rate, but what is described as a 'reasonable rate. I ask in relation to buying a car in the main, we are a family of 6 and need something to support our needs. We are not replacing our old car for fun, but for necessity. I have found something ideal for around the 4-5 thousand pound mark, so my question is does anyone know or have any experience in this? I know replacing essential items is allowed under this rule, but is this classed as reasonable? After contacting the DWP even they themselves informed me that my situation is somewhat of a grey area. Any information would be fantastic, I don't want any BS like 'oh just soend it all you will be fine and all that jazz, I am fully aware of the law and rules attached to my situation and want everything to be above board. Thank you in advance.