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    • Dani1986elle
    • By Dani1986elle 12th Apr 18, 11:20 AM
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    Council tax and inheritance
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    • 12th Apr 18, 11:20 AM
    Council tax and inheritance 12th Apr 18 at 11:20 AM
    Hi
    My father is about to write his will. At the moment we get help with our council tax.
    He is worried if he leaves us a sum of 200,000 will they reclaim all the council tax paid and any other benefit we have received in the past?
    Hope you can help Thank you.
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 12th Apr 18, 11:27 AM
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    No it will not affect past entitlement
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    • 12th Apr 18, 11:28 AM
    Hi
    My father is about to write his will. At the moment we get help with our council tax.
    He is worried if he leaves us a sum of 200,000 will they reclaim all the council tax paid and any other benefit we have received in the past?
    Hope you can help Thank you.
    Originally posted by Dani1986elle
    They will not claim back any council tax reduction or any other benefits as you have not been in receipt of this capital whilst claiming.

    Once/if you receive the cash then you would have to notify any benefit departments that you have this capital. Only then would it affect any council tax reduction/means tested benefits.
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    • By teddysmum 12th Apr 18, 7:45 PM
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    At the moment there is no guarantee that you will get the money, as it may be needed to cover care.


    My mother-in-law left 'everyone' something in her will, but she went into care for years, leaving just enough to give her grandchildren a couple of 1000s each.
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