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    • nexuslight
    • By nexuslight 9th Jan 18, 6:11 PM
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    Want to declare savings but worried
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:11 PM
    Want to declare savings but worried 9th Jan 18 at 6:11 PM
    Hi,
    I have savings of £1200. I had it for eight years. DWP don't know about it and I want to declare it but I'm afraid of what will happen. I get ESA and I didn't mention it on the form.

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    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 9th Jan 18, 6:39 PM
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    Savings need to declared when over £6,000.

    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/savings
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 9th Jan 18, 6:41 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:41 PM
    All savings should have been declared when the claim was made, but £1200 will not affect your entitlement to ESA or the amount you will get. You will not be in any trouble.
    • nexuslight
    • By nexuslight 9th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 6:58 PM
    But if I call them and tell them won't they say why did you lie and not mentioned it on the form?
    • elmer
    • By elmer 9th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
    You dont need to tell them until your savings reach £6000 so dont worry about calling them.
    However if you feel you have to, they won't ask about the form, they will just record that now you have £1200.

    elmer
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